Dun Laoghaire County Council proposes active travel route along the R112 from Dundrum to Stillorgan
We support South Dublin County Councils Templeville Road Cycle Route and would like to see it extended until the Templeville Road junction with Templeogue village to connect it to the existing network at Springfield Avenue/Dodder river. Provision of bus bays should be facilitated to enable this route to adapt to our proposed bus route below.
It has been proposed by Proinsias Mac Fhlannachadha to extend this route to Kylemore Road for Luas access and terminate at Parkwest for Dart+ access.
1) Addition of new S5 bus route along the R112 to be added to New Dublin Bus Area Network as part of Bus Connects.
2) Addition of segregated cycle paths along R112 similar to what has been achieved on Braemor Road section with added separation between Bus Stops and cyclists. (Update: this is already due to be partly implemented)
3)Implement more Park & Ride options such as the Spawell CarPark.
It's one of the city's few crucial east-west orbital routes, built long before the M50 and it still has no bus service.
The Network Redesign proposed as part of the Bus Connects plan will leave residents of Walkinstown/Templeogue with a sub-standard bus service that does not deliver quality public transport for residents. In some areas, the Bus Connects plan will provide an inferior service even to the existing network. We are proposing a new orbital bus route along the R112:
(Long Mile/Walkinstown Avenue --- St Peters Road --- Templeville Road --- Dodder View/Park Road --- Braemor Road --- Dundrum)
Such a route would not only serve to cut vehicular traffic in the area, it would also intersect with several of the Bus Connects spines, which when implemented will allow residents to hop on/off buses paying just one single fare that connects them to various Dublins suburbs and village centres (such as Dundrum, Templeogue etc..) that were previously inaccessible to them by public transport.
What is an Orbital?
What will the bus achieve?
Existing network sample route
What we could do
Templeogue College: One area that will be without a bus service under current proposals
Our Proposed Solution: Addition of a new S5 route between Walkinstown Avenue and Dundrum.
This would intersect with several city centre routes, providing connecting services to make our public transport more accessible and attractive to a larger number of people therefore reducing congestion.
Spotlight: Braemor Road. A section of the route that has already adapted to a sustainable shared roadspace. Providing for public transport now will prevent the need for road widening in the future.
Bus Connects. An S5 orbital would greatly enhance the connectivity of the entire network.
Explore potential new Bus Stop locations.
Utilize existing Bus Stops.
Park and Ride potential locations
Improving childrens access to friends, school and shared community spaces.
Even when sharing with general traffic, a bus route can significantly reduce congestion and noise, particularly when well connected to other routes as it would be once the revised network plan is implemented as part of Bus Connects. This is because even at just a third of their occupancy and combined with the transition to hybrid and electric vehicles, a bus route will significantly reduce the number of cars from the road, greatly improving air quality and reducing overall noise pollution also.
For those for whom the bus is not an option, for the cost of having to share the road with a bus every 10-15 minutes, there would be significantly less congestion on their route, improving journey times for everyone.
We shouldn't wait for congestion on our suburbs to get worse to improve our suburban public transport for people who cannot or do not want to drive between suburbs. Now is the time to act, the funding is there, we just have to demand it.
Dublin hydrogen fuel cell bus
---“These buses are just one part of the overall approach, and hydrogen is just one of the technologies that we are looking to in the drive to make public transport more sustainable. Alongside these buses, we are also about to order 45 battery single-deck battery-electric buses for use in urban areas, with another 150 or so to come." --- Anne Graham, CEO of the NTA.
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