Advantages of the Quay Bus Contraflow Loop QBCL

  1. Contraflow, most effective bus lane of all, more so on the Quays as there are no buildings,
    shops, or activities.
  2. Self-polices, no need for enforcement.
  3. Can more than double bus numbers in the centre without taking up extra space.
  4. Maximises bus potential without adding to city congestion.
  5. Frees up bus movement through the city.
  6. Safety, it has the most important safety element of all, bus segregated from other traffic and
    cyclists. By removing large vehicle, bus, out of cyclists way, the perfect safety element for
    cyclists. If cyclists are seen they are safer and the large vehicle, bus is not preventing the
    cyclists from been seen by other vehicles. As bus faces cyclists bus drivers can see cyclists, no
    blind spots (most dangerous of all) as no buses will be turning right across cycle lanes.
  7. Maximises footpath space, the footpath near the river is mainly for bus usage and main
    usage for pedestrians are on the building side. This concept allows more open spaces in city.
  8. Allows the city fully function, commercially, socially and for entertainment.
  9. It creates a public transport interchange in city, bus, rail, and Luas near each other.
  10. Can be completed quickly.
  11. Addresses most of the problems of public transport, particularly Backtracking that makes
    buses unreliable and main cause why users left along the routes.
  12. Leaves more space for extra Luas in Dublin city.
  13. The perfect bus solution for the city.
  14. Controls bus numbers using the city.
  15. Creates a Public transport Interchange, essential for city, close to rail, Luas. and country bus.
  16. Opens the door to a better public transport system.
  17. It creates the train track effect, where buses glide in an out traffic free.
  18. Unaffected by minor accidents or other delays, as car can’t move into the lane,
  19. Improves air quality, as buses move in appropriate gears.
  20. Designed that other buses (break downs) don’t obstruct bus lane.
  21. Bus stops don’t slow bus flow on Quays.
  22. It creates balance for bus operations, ensuring bus are where needed.
  23. Allows buses the potential to deal with extra demand to aid Climate Change.
  24. Potential for battery bus charging on space next to river.
  25. It reduces the waste usage of buses, as almost two thirds of buses are not in the right place.
  26. It avoids the unnecessary moving of almost a thousand buses a day from Dame St. onto
    Quays for no extra passengers.
  27. It reduces the need for isolated or piece meal planning.
  28. It allows Bus Connects to be more effective.
  29. It allows the river to be used more.
  30. Makes the city more pleasing and enjoyable to use.
  31. Justifies traffic light synchronisation.
  32. Key or engine to bus transport solution.
  33. Guarantees shorter bus time movements through the city.
  34. Inexpensive to put in place.
  35. Very important for users with a disability.
  36. Takes users closer to junctions.
  37. Allows all buses to link up.
  38. Makes bus public transport more attractive.
  39. More users will change over from the car.
  40. Reduces bus movements in the city.
  41. Less buses required in the city.
  42. Buses blocking less visible views.
  43. Allows buses to be put where needed.
  44. The engine of the Newton plan.
  45. Less delays due to protests.
  46. Lessons delays due to major incidents such as fire etc.
  47. It opens the city to more pedestrians.
  48. It justifies a city Dart underground station.
  49. Reduces junctions crossing for pedestrians.
  50. Makes it easier to change from one bus to another.
  51. Makes it better for tourists.
  52. Ensures users are brought in unnecessary.
  53. Easier to get around the city.
  54. Keeps balance in the city.
  55. It reduces overloading of buses.
  56. Encourages more cycling.
  57. Doesn’t obstruct business, as buses are the Quayside.
  58. It will aid businesses.
  59. Facilitates Civic Plaza.
  60. Won’t upset users or businesses.
  61. More space for country buses.
  62. Less buses crossing O Connell Bridge.
  63. Avoids buses obstructing each other.
  64. Avoids bus congestion.
  65. It benefits bus concepts further out.
  66. Justifies city centre supervised public toilets.
  67. Justifies board walk Plaza on the river.
  68. Makes river more attractive.
  69. Makes city centre safer. Keeping the city active all the time. Doesn’t hinder essential car use.
  70. The best system of all.
  71. Facilitates quick turnaround.
  72. Easy for change overs (particularly for users with a disability)
  73. Higher Quality bus shelters.
  74. Avoids criss crossing lanes.
  75. Allows cars to exit quays without entering bus lane.
  76. Allows buses enter bus stops without crossing bus lanes.