40% Less Cars Simple Plan to make Public Transport work

New approach for shortest routes for public transport, efficient with direct access like car.  Existing transport and land facilities linked in orbital form for easier access to destination. It reduces the necessity for all to go via centre. Standard rail gauge to Airport is essential for plan to benefit Dublin and all Ireland. Park Rail Tunnel exists to M50 half way to Airport then beside M50. Public Transport needs subsidies because of Radial system. G-Link, Orbital links, ONE rail, Key, 5 way benefits of Dodder Luas Tallaght-Dundrum and Cabra BXD Luas to DCU, shared Luas to Croke Park. Route 46A to Heuston St. Land Use vital. Cost 1/10 of T21. Metro Underground costly, Radial, draws more via centre. O3 designed for changes country needs. Balanced infrastructure land use, less vehicles, accommodation and movements. Safe Bikes.

O.N.E. rail to Airport essential, 5-minute frequency with direct access to all areas. Linking Key in O3. All transport modes aid each other, good as car, vital for all and Disability users. O3 links 3 orbitals of Bus Rail & Luas with outer Land Use. O3 is a revolutionary new way. Radial System is addressed by Orbital O3, Double use, Reverse flow and Outer Land Use.

I discovered flaws of Radial System in 1982 when I worked as a bus driver with Dublin Bus. At morning peak bus full inwards, empty on way back out, 50% inefficient. My 2nd trip bus was half full, almost empty on 2nd trip out, extra 25% waste, total 75% inefficient. Same on all routes with some false improvements as more went out that came in already. Radial puts 2 hours or more on country journeys, Example Cavan user for Swords etc. take an extra hour each way to destination from centre. Direct link up avoids unnecessary changing that adds time & cost, harder for disability users, it avoids timetable connections delays from Airport to country areas. It has Travel Tolerance Time for public transport users, a key element in O3 to take users direct to destination avoiding overloading streets, junctions and footpaths.

3 main benefits of O.N.E. standard rail gauge, Heuston to Belfast line, benefiting all areas. 

1. It gives direct access from all areas of Dublin and Ireland to Airport. Important as Dublin Airport is for all Ireland. Direct access is best for all. If Luas rail gauge is used to Airport, it will add to transport problems. Users from Malahide, Blanchardstown, North Dublin and Dundalk line have to go into city, back out again to Airport instead of accessing it directly.

2. With standard rail gauge to Airport allows trains to treble at peak time on Dundalk line, and a train link to Navan. As Northern trains can come in on this new line via Airport and not be restricted by Dart trains. This allows east coast Darts, link Airport for new reverse usage.

3. O.N.E. rail ensures it’s not all Dublin, more trains and buses can operate from countryside.

O3 also reduces inefficiencies in Luas due to duplication, re-carrying and taking bus users.  Outer Land Use and G-Link maximises bus connections. In O3 Bus, Rail, Luas work together with orbital city Luas (BLOC) to disperse users coming in on all modes of transport taking them near destination. Cross City Luas is ideally routed with Dublin Bus Service to link up city network. Dublin an expanding city, 70-mile user belt, 60% cars and rising from outside city’s 10-mile radius, addressed by land use, Park/ride with more trains & buses. Present proposals serve inside 10 miles, with little land use. Land Use Outer Corridor is essential for Balance, from Tallaght to Blanchardstown via Leixlip is centre of the Greater Dublin Area. Service Road SR51 from N7 to M3 is needed for 3 reasons 1. To service outer land Corridor 2. Direct link to all areas on this Corridor. 3. To reduce traffic congestion locally and on M50.

O3 Transport plays its roll in climate change. Cars vital with electric and hydrogen fuelled.

3 big benefits of O3.

1. Overall saving of up to ten billion euro by not building costly Radial undergrounds, with efficient orbital links and G-Link vital new concept that creates enough tram capacity for all trains arriving at Heuston and maximises transport use.

2. Reduce cars to centre by almost 40%. With 20% country cars come to Outer Industrial Corridor and 10% of city cars go out to same Corridor. Car-pooling and public transport in O3 further reduce cars by 10%, a total of 40% car reduction. Underground reduces cars by 20% even lower than10% if Radial problems are not addressed.

3. Maximises and links existing facilities of Outer land use, Park tunnel Dockland rail station, Cross city and G-Link Luas and Dublin bus. Staggered starting times, later College starts. Buses serve inside the orbital network system.

ONE rail Heuston to Belfast line gives Cork and Galway direct link to Belfast, trebles Dundalk trains, benefits all other rail lines with direct linking and reduces Cork to Belfast by one hour. Takes three hours off Cork to Sligo return trip or between stations on these lines. 1 hour off trip times to other parts of countryside with country access from outer stations at Clonsilla Lucan, Airport and Shankill.  O3 benefits Swords in the following 5 ways

1. Two ways to city.

2. Direct to Blanchardstown area.

3. Direct to Malahide and Bray lines.

4. Direct to Northern areas

5. Direct to all areas on Cork, Galway, Sligo trains. With Metro they have city areas. 10 new transport concepts and 10 transport modes in O3 saves bus and transport network.

Duplication a major problem. An underground and over ground tram from Stephens Green to centre, and from Ranelagh to Stephens Green. These two are wasteful duplication. Dublin Airport will have three-fold capacity to city. 1. Direct. 2. In via Malahide. 3. Capacity by not going via centre unnecessary, less bag changing. O3 caters for future growth and doubling Dublin’s population. Plan now not 2050 as Dublin is a small city with 70 mile commuter belt. Hotel capacity can be extended to Greater Dublin area with direct rail access from Airport. Taking buses out of College St. and Luas in Marlborough St. undermines rolling bus orbital terminals that’s great benefit to all and Disability users. Footpath widened, Quay cycleway. Take traffic from College Green not buses leaves Disability users with service to this area. If College St. area is to omit buses, a Bus Plaza on Aston Quay is needed to make up this loss. The 2 Luas lines should be in O Connell St, by putting one in Marlborough St. prevents bus network ever linking up effectively in centre for benefit of all, essential for disable users. Isolated, secret or ad hoc planning must be avoided as it undermines overall plans. (2016)

O3 provides a simple road link to New Children’s Hospital from M50 for hospital use only. This is important as this complex will have up to 4 hospitals and local expansion.  South Circular Rd is already overloaded. A Service Road SR51 from N7 to M3 via Adamstown and Leixlip. Luas Link to Platform 10 in Heuston with bus way &Taxi.  Orbital O3 allows access in both directions doubling efficiency of bus, rail and Luas.  Not all for centre. Big savings in O3 vital as funding is needed elsewhere. Reverse Usage & Technology key for successful orbital plan to tackle car growth. G-Link, Dodder Luas, ONE rail, Adamstown station, with Cross City Luas provide direct access from all areas to Airport avoiding unnecessary changing at less cost with direct linking bus network. If you find flaws in this plan please let us know.

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