Cllr Derek Mitchell has asked Dublin City Council not to halve the speed of Wicklow Buses in the City Centre as is proposed. The journey time of buses to the city centre is already too long and proposals to slow them to 30 kph on the main roads would be worse.
Cllr Mitchell, who is Chair of the Wicklow Transport Committee, has written to Dublin Council asking that the route of the 84X, 133, Wexford bus and Aircoach to the airport & City Centre should not be reduced to 30 on roads including Pearse Street, Leeson street, North Wall and the route signposted from the Port Tunnel to the N11.
Some of the journey times are already as long as the time from Belfast! A further increase will encourage people to use cars on the already overcrowded M50, the opposite of what should be encouraged.
Wicklow’s population has grown at twice the rate of Dublin’s and should be a priority for transport improvements, not longer journey times.