BusConnects, Update

The NTA advised Mary that there will be BusConnects Community Forums in respect of the following routes over the coming weeks: Blanchardstown to City Centre in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown on Tuesday 10th September @6.30pm. Ballymun to City Centre/Finglas to Phibsborough in The Axis Centre, Ballymun on Thursday 19th September @6.30pm. Swords to City…

Dublin City 30 km/h

Dublin City Council is considering extending the 30 km/h speed limit in the Cabra Glasnevin ward and is inviting the public to have their say.  In 2017 Dublin City Council first introduced 30 km/h speed limit as a safety initiative. The default speed limit for most roads in Dublin City is 50 km/h. Full details…

Phibsborough BusConnects

Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick offered her perspective on the latest National Transport Authority (NTA) plans for BusConnects and Phibsboro as well as calling for better consultations with local Councillors. Click HERE to read the full article in the Dublin InQuirer.

Broombridge Consulation

Mary made a submission to the Broombridge Royal Canal Public Consulation supporting the proposal to improve road safety and access on Broombridge Road and asked DCC to address the following issues in the final design: • Unrestricted commuter parking on Broombridge and Bannow Roads is a major safety hazard and inconvenience for residents on the…

Bus Connects, update

Mary welcomes the clarification and release of information by the National Transport Authority (NTA) of revised proposals for public realm “enhancements” in Stoneybatter and Phibsborough associated with their proposed Blanchardstown and Ballymun bus corridors. You can review the revised proposals for Stoneybatter HERE and for Phibsborough HERE. Mary supports the provision of a more affordable,…

Ashington Train Station

At the first meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary asked for an update on the proposed new train station for Ashington, Navan Road.  In reply DCC provided Mary details across the following topics: Image of approved design Pedestrian and vehicle access arrangements Security and public lighting arrangements Hours of operation Consultation with residents Expected…

Stoneybatter BusConnects

Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick says the new traffic plan for Bus Connects will be devastating to residents of Stoneybatter, Oxmanstown Road and Blackhorse Avenue. Click HERE to hear what she has to say on NewsTalk.

Bus Connects falls short

The National Transport Authorities (NTA) piecemeal approach to public consultation on Bus Connects and Bus Corridors is falling far short of what is required for a project of this magnitude. The proposals released in the media today are alarming for city residents and will potentially lead to massive congestion and pollution for inner city communities. …

Dublin Agreement 2019-24

At Dublin City Councils July 2019 Monthly Meeting, on behalf of Fianna Fáil, Mary proposed the Dublin Agreement and called on all City Councillors to support its ambitious objectives for the city. Click HERE to read the Dublin Agreement. Click HERE to watch webcast of Mary proposing the Agreement to full City Council.

New North Inner City Bus 53a

Mary is a strong champion of public bus services and is working to achieve more reliable, efficient and affordable public bus service that connects inner city communities.  Mary welcomes the announcement from Dublin Bus of a new local north inner-city bus Route 53a which will commence service on Monday, 8 July 2019.   Route 53a will…