Dublin Bus Redesign

A reliable, efficient and affordable public bus service is strategically important for Dublin City and it must be protected.  Mary thanks everyone who signed her petition calling for the retention of and investment in local bus services in Dublin Central. Mary included the petition with her submission calling for the retention of local, accessible and…

Dublin Bus Network Redesign

The National Transport Authority is proposing to re-design Dublin cities bus network.  Their stated objective of the re-design is to increase bus services and frequency but some residents are legitimately concerned that it will leave them with a significantly reduced service.   There are a number of changes proposed to the bus service in Dublin Central…

Metro Link Submission

Mary consulted widely with residents, community organizations, businesses and other stakeholders on the proposed Metro Link project.   Mary delivered 1,000s of information leaflets to peoples homes encouraging them to make a submission, brought Michéal Martin TD to meet residents and organizations who might be affected and supported them by attending an Oireachtas committee, in the media…

Metrolink

TII, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, recently announced a route on which it intends to construct a 26km North – South urban railway to run between Swords and Sandyford. In Dublin Central the proposed Metrolink route includes stations at O’Connell Street, The Mater Hospital, Cross Guns Bridge (they call this stop Glasnevin on their plans, but it…

Drumcondra Traffic Changes

In August 2017 Dublin City Council implemented new traffic restrictions on Millmount Ave at Ferguson and Walsh Road, Drumcondra aimed at traffic calming this residential area.   The restrictions have been introduced on a six month trial basis. I have received feedback both for and against the road closure.   While roads in the direct vicinity…

Connaught Street Update

Early in 2017 Mary asked Dublin City Council if they would re-surface or repair Connaught Street as it was in very poor condition.   Dublin City Council advised Mary of the following: DCC Road Maintenance Services have included Connaught Street resurfacing works in the 2017 major resurfacing works programme.   It is envisaged that all major works (including Connaught…

Luas Cross City

Mary works everyday to support the needs of Dublin Central. As part of her continued efforts to support the roll-out of Luas Cross City to Broombridge Mary wishes to alert residents that the first trams on the new Luas Cross City route will be tested this Saturday, 17 June and Sunday, 18 June 2017. On Saturday 17 June,…

Traffic changes on North Quays

The Luas cross city is on schedule to be fully operational by years end. To prepare for the impact of Luas on city centre traffic Dublin City Council are planning to make changes from this August to traffic arrangements on both the north and south quays. The proposals for the north quays include: New dedicated bus lane…

Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route

Dublin City Council proposes to develop a dedicated 2.5 KM cycle route from Clontarf (Clontarf Road/Alfie Byrne Road) to Amiens Street/Talbot via Marino Mart, Fairview, Annesley Bridge Road and the North Strand Road. The development will include improvements to footpaths and landscaping along the route, as well as the upgrading of pedestrian crossings to Toucan (bicycle friendly…