North Strand Road, Dublin (Google Maps) “It’s not fair that the elderly must walk much further to a bus stop,” said one resident
A Dublin resident has blasted the council’s decision to remove several bus stops along a new cycle route into the city centre, which she says has made it difficult for her elderly neighbours to access public transport.
Currently under construction, the Clontarf to City Centre cycleway will provide segregated cycling facilities and bus priority infrastructure along a 2.7km route from Dublin’s Northside to the city centre.
According to Dublin City Council (link is external) , the route will offer “high quality, continuous and consistent” cycling infrastructure on each side of the road, catering for existing and future demand, and aims to “protect vulnerable road users”.
The council also says the new route will “improve bus journey times and reliability” and “simplify the interchange between bus services and other transport modes”. This will be achieved by the removal of seven bus stops, four inbound and three outbound, along the new route.
A report on bus stop spacing along the route into the city centre found that “improving bus stop spacing can benefit all bus service stakeholders and will help maintain an equal frequency of services along this major corridor.
“Design guidelines suggest benefits such as increased bus reliability, reduced bus journey times and reduced operator costs. Concentrating passengers at fewer stops improves boarding times.”However, the decision to remove the bus stops has come under fire from locals, who have argued […]
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