Buses should have priority on Dublin Streets.
Greater priority needs to be given to buses from outer suburbs on city centre streets.
The recently published Dublin Mobility Plan provides increased space on City Centre Streets for cycling and walking, especially around College Green.
The significant population expansion of the Greater Dublin Area has mostly taken place in further out suburbs as the centre has not expanded much. Walking & cycling are only suitable for commuting short distances. The LUAS which has taken up much road space in Central Dublin, including College Green, is also for short distances. The buses from further distance suburbs are in danger of being squeezed out and slowed down by the priority given to inner suburbs transport even though the largest increase in transport demand is from longer distances. I have written to the NTA asking for greater priority for longer distance buses from Wicklow.
In Wicklow’s case these include the 84x, which goes through College Green, the 133, Wexford Bus and some from Bray.