The Transport Strategy for Dublin includes two next generation streamlined bus corridors for Lucan, one starting at J5 near the Spa hotel, the second starting at Liffey Valley.
The J5 point will include a Park & Ride facility with a dedicated car park, so it will service commuters from Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth.
Natural growth and urbanisation means that Dublin’s population will grow and grow.
Traffic volumes are of course increasing every month and it seems the North Quay route is a permanent bottleneck; an efficient public transport system is essential if traffic isn’t going to grind to a halt.
Lucan has a relatively small population, around 32,000. We are less than 12% of the total South Dublin population of 280,000, so we won’t merit a Bus Rapid Transit system or dedicated Luas.
The new system is scheduled to have it’s first pieces in place in 2019 and should cater for the city’s transport needs until 2035 – assuming of course that the funding is put in place.
It is a “whole system” plan, redesigning the entire bus network, not alone the routes into and out of the city but adding 3 orbital bus corridors. So, at long last, without going all the way into the city, your bus from Lucan will hook up with routes going to Terenure, Clonsilla, Swords, Dun Laoghaire.
There will also be a unified ticket system across all services, using cards, phones and flat payment models to speed up boarding. The sooner, the better.
PUBLIC MEETING: You can get a preview of all of this at a Public Meeting in
Liffey Valley, Fri 17th Aug 2pm – 8pm
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