Green Party Sees Amber on Dublin City Traffic Measures

Mixed traffic at Eden Quay 2nd May 2017

The Green Party has expressed concern about traffic proposals for Dublin City centre that will still allow car traffic to travel down Eden Quay.

The proposals are contained within a report that will be presented to Dublin City Council’s Transportation Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) next Wednesday afternoon at 3.30pm in City Hall. The proposals are due to come into effect next August if approved by the Council.
Green Party Transport Spokesperson and Chair of the Transportation SPC Councillor Ciarán Cuffe said;
“People need to access the city centre but these measures will delay bus users at the expense of car drivers. There is a real danger that we’re being too generous to the car driver and in doing so discriminating against those who use public transport. Bus and tram users should not be treated like second-class citizens.
“The report states that it  may be necessary in the future that Eden Quay will have to become public transport only. Certainly if buses or trams are delayed due to car traffic then we will have to take cars off Eden Quay and introduce a bus gate, particularly during the morning rush. The new trams on order for the Luas cross-city are 55m long, that’s 180 feet. They can carry 369 people and if they get delayed by cars carrying one or two people it would make a travesty of our €368m investment in linking the two Luas lines.”
ENDS
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