Sunday 22 September 2019

The Floating Voter: The biggest shake-up of the capital’s bus network in decades is being planned – but not everybody is happy

The biggest shake-up of Dublin’s bus network in decades is being planned
The biggest shake-up of Dublin’s bus network in decades is being planned
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

The biggest shake-up of the capital’s bus network in decades is being planned – but not everybody is happy.

BusConnects has pitched commuters against communities in a battle for the capital.

Aimed at getting the city moving and avoiding more gridlock for future generations, the 10 year plan is to make Dublin’s bus service fit for purpose.

But the project comes at a cost as hundreds of mature trees are set to be chopped down, residents will see their gardens carved up and what about those who don’t take the bus?

In this special episode of ‘The Floating Voter, Kevin Doyle discusses the advantages and pitfalls of the plans with a panel that includes the Herald’s chief reporter Conor Feehan, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and Rathfarnham resident Lorna Callinan.

Conor outlines what is being planned and the logic behind. Lorna gives the view of a residents who stand to lose their driveways and Eamon talks about the political implications.

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