Below is a draft submission for the third round of BusConnects consultation. This consultation is just on “corridors” – the physical road changes to improve bus journey times – not the actual network of routes themselves.
I recently put a question into the city council, asking for a list and updates on all the planned greening and public realm upgrade projects for the South West Inner City.
Press release: The ten Green Party members of Dublin City Council will vote in favour of new interim proposals to improve cycling infrastructure on the Liffey Quays. The vote will take place on Monday evening in City Hall. The Green Party is the second-largest grouping on the council.
Press release: Dublin city Greens have welcomed An Bord Pleanála’s approval of a medically supervised injection facility in Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8. The planning application had been previously rejected by Dublin City Council – a decision strongly criticised by the Greens.
Speech: Dublin City Council rejected an application to build a supervised injection facility for those facing drug addiction. The application was for Merchant’s Quay, which I represent. I think the Council got it wrong. Here’s what I said in a Council debate on the issue:
Planning observation: Dublin City Council rejected a planning application by a charity to open up a supervised injection facility (SIF) on Merchant’s Quay – the heart of Dublin city centre’s drug problem. I think the Council got it wrong: a SIF could reduce overdoses, deaths, needle littering, and public injecting. It’s a humane, decent response …
Planning observation: Developers sought permission to amend their planning permission. This is fairly standard and totally fine. In this case, it was largely to accommodate and ESB substation. But what’s not right is that their plan was to cut space from the market space and the artist’s studio. Here’s my planning observation: