Is it a Trojan horse for privatisation and cutbacks, or a panacea for the city’s ailing transport network? DIT transport-planning lecturer David O’Connor looks at the debate around the proposed changes.
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David O’Connor lectures at DIT and co-runs the MSc in Transport and Mobility, a new multi-disciplinary programme in transport planning. Follow him on: www.twitter.com/doccer
David: With a Bit of Planning, BusConnects Might Do the Trick
But unless the city-centre congestion is dealt with, we are unlikely to be any better off with or without BusConnects, writes DIT transport-planning lecturer David O’Connor.
David: Dublin Transport Needs Its Own Brand
Glimpses of the livery on some new buses suggest that they have shed their yellow. Here’s why that’s a problem, writes DIT transport-planning lecturer David O’Connor.
David: It’s Time to Build a Community Transport Service for Dublin
BusConnects can deliver a high-quality public transport network in the city, but it needs to be underpinned by something else: an effective community transport service.
Dublin Needs to Build the Plaza, and Think Bigger about Public Transport
“There needs to be a bigger vision than making Luas Cross City work, simply because it cost a lot of money to put it there,” writes a DIT transport planning lecturer.
David: The City Needs to Press Ahead with Transport Changes
Pressure is already mounting to dispense with plans to pedestrianise College Green and create a civic plaza. That would be rash, writes a DIT transport planning lecturer.
David: What’s in the Draft National Planning Framework for Dublin?
There are still a few days left to have your say on what might be a critical document for Dublin’s future, writes DIT transport planning lecturer David O’Connor.
David: Time to Rethink Our Approach to Transport Expenditure
There was, understandably, little emphasis on transport in Budget 2018 but here’s how the government can get the most bang for its buck, writes David O’Connor.
David: We Need a Radical Plan for Dublin’s Commuter Belt
Dublin’s commuter towns are set for continued rapid growth and now’s the time for a new transport plan to support them, writes transport expert David O’Connor.
David: Where, Exactly, Is Dublin? The Answer Matters
When we talk about Dublin, what geographical area are we talking about? Including within a city’s boundaries only areas with shared interests is key to success.