CAR GROWTH, Solution Dart Bus Connects & 3 I.M.O. Orbitals

Additional car usage is set to increase by over 100,000 over the next decade due to the
number of houses planned in Dublin and surrounding areas that will further congest the city. This
with the M50 already overloaded. Something must be done to ease this congestion problem
coming down the road, creating even more gridlock. To achieve this, 2 things are needed.

  1. New service road. 2. Suitable public transport plan. 1. Service Road (SR51) is like M50 in
    orbital form, five miles further out. It has land to use beside it for new business, relocating
    existing businesses and existing Industrial estates to this corridor leaving the land further in for
    housing, increasing city density. Businesses can have offices in the city and on this corridor
    on the outskirts with the computer doing the running. Thousands of car commuters from
    the countryside, come to this corridor for work etc. and return when finished, avoiding
    causing traffic congestion further in. City users use less used road space outwards at
    morning peak. It eases M50, and local congestion and creates a Balance plan the city needs.
  2. Suitable Public Transport Plan. This is needed to curb car growth in the whole city. This is
    a new transport concept to ease traffic gridlock by linking up the whole bus and rail network
    like roads to avoid the main public transport problem of all going via city centre. This plan
    maximises existing public transport by linking them up to give direct access for most users.
    Made possible by using the Dart System with similar rail gauge to link up with mainline rail.
    The Dublin rail commuter lines are already planned to be upgraded to Dart. This with Luas
    strategically located throughout Dublin with full bus network completes city transport plan.
    Accessibility is Key to a successful city created by Inner Orbital completed by G-Link Luas.
    Cycling essental in this plan. City centre transport problems must be addressed first.
    Metro Link falls far short of a solution for Dublin, a wonderful system, covers a small area
    outside the city centre, very costly and the main cause of Transport Induction Congestion
    where it induces many transport users into the centre unnecessary to get on the Metro link
    to go out again. This further, overloads existing public transport and adds to city congestion.
    The major congestion area in the city centre is at Trinity College, were too many vehicles
    converge on each other, Bus, Luas, Taxi, Cycling and pedestrians. This can be addressed
    without pushing the problem to other areas of the city. All done with Metro Dart Orbital 3.
    This delay results in too many buses in wrong place, in wrong directions at the wrong time.
    Difficulties due to Bus Connects can be greatly reduced if we get the city centre right, it’s
    the engine of the whole transport solution. Centre delays greatly reduces efficiency of buses
    The Civic Plaza can be constructed at College Green without disrupting the bus network.
    Cross-City buses should be tailored to suit demand as they are the most inefficient of all.
    These routes create the same number of buses coming in and going out at morning peak.
    There are far more users coming in at morning peak than going out. Users coming into the
    city for an outer destination need a proper city transport interchange (as proposed) as there
    are over twenty transport destinations from the centre where users want to go. Cross city
    routes only go to one destination and users for other destinations must struggle to find their
    connection, hard on disable users. City Interchange maximises scarce city centre road space.
    Metro Dart O3 fully utilises all modes of transport, Luas, Rail, Cycling and Bus network.
    Inner Orbital is Key to get around the city. 3 Orbitals IMO. Inner City Orbital ICO. Transport
    Middle Orbital TMO Outer Transport Orbital OTO Bus stops suitably located. T Newton 2019