City Centre and Overall Transport Solution

For over 50 years many attempts were made to address the transport and traffic problems
of Dublin, all failed because of isolated planning and not addressing the Radial System.
Isolated planning is planning single solutions on their own, making it difficult for other ideas
to link up later, this undermines a successful solution. This happened many times in the past
If this was done in building a car, a computer, or a house they would all fail, Public Transport
is no different. Radial System takes all via the centre, many unnecessary to back out again.

Dublin is an old city, difficult to find solution to satisfy all. To achieve this, isolated planning
(one project on its own) must be avoided to ensure it doesn’t undermine an overall solution.
Main problem, street and footpath space very scarce. Massive space waste with bus mainly
in recent years by opting for cross city routes to reduce buses parking in the city centre. This
cross – city routing leads to bus duplicating on many streets, greatly reducing bus efficiency.
Luas needs more space at least two more lines to complete the Luas network in the centre.
Cycling has increased greatly, it needs more space, on the Quays. Metro Link will create
more problems for city centre by Transport Induction Congestion. This induces more users
to come in on existing public transport unnecessary to go out again, requiring extra vehicles
further congesting the centre and puts up SQ footage rental cost. City needs a civic plaza, a
public transport interchange that is essential for disable users, ignored in most plans.

All this can be achieved with a new plan designed that all city transport modes are included.
Quay Bus Contraflow is the main element to make this plan workable. It maximises footpath
space on Quays, reduces street crossing, great for disable users, maximises road space,
increases bus efficiency, improves cycle ways and creates a city public transport interchange
It also makes provision for Civic Plaza and space for at least two more city centre Luas lines.
The city also needs short G-Link Luas from Fatima to Dockland staton via Stephen’s Green
to link up the Luas network in Dublin’s commercial areas and to maximise mainline rail use.

All forms of transport play their part in a solution. Luas for shorter trips with multi stops. Rail
for longer trips, less stops. Bus, multi-use, flexible, adjustable for all type of operations.
Bus, Luas, Dart, rail, cycling with Land Use, facilitate a transport solution for the whole city.
Metro Link is a wonderful system, very costly, cover a small area. delays an overall solution.
Metro Dart (over ground) links up the whole rail network in Dublin benefiting all Ireland.
Luas strategically located around city (initially by trackless Luas (two carriages on wheels
until full Luas is justified) with G-Link. Bus work horse of the system, full fills the many
different options the city needs for a solution. Cycling a major player in the city centre, it
needs a cycle way along the Quays not a single cycle lane. Mainline train use doubles if
linked up with the Dart system. Trains on Dundalk line can treble with Metro Dart O3.
Dockland rail staton vital in this Plan, it needs a short Luas line (G-Link) to Stephens Green.
Land Use is the most important element in transport planning. Dublin’s land bank corridor is
ideally situated on outskirts of the city. It just needs a service road (SR51) to accommodate
new businesses and existing ones would move there. City industrial estates can move there,