We’ve found an intersection in Rathmines that could do with some adjustments to make it safer for cyclists.
Author Archives: Willy Simon
Willy Simon is Dublin Inquirer's planning and transport reporter. Want to share a comment or a tip with him? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Can We Have Somewhere to Sit Down in the City?
A lack of public seating makes city centres a struggle for elderly people, less comfortable for homeless people, and a drag for younger people. So isn’t about time we had more of seats?
Better Bicycle Parking Must Begin at Home
The city needs more secure cycle parking – not just on the street, but also in apartment complexes. How can we get apartment-block owners to invest in it?
Big Oops: We Might Have Lost the Plan for Phibsboro
For the last 18 months, Phibsboro residents and local councillors have worked hard to come up with a vision to shape the neighbourhood. They may just have bungled the last step.
Should Phibsboro Be Low-Rise or High-Rise?
You know the old Phibsboro Shopping Centre? With the ugly brutalist concrete tower? When it’s torn down, should what replaces it be taller or shorter?
Danger for Cyclists: Here’s a Place to Avoid
We’ve found an intersection in Dublin’s city centre that appears to be particularly dangerous for cyclists. And we have some ideas on how to improve it.
For Dublin’s LGBT Homeless, Nowhere to Go
Coverage of the homelessness crisis has largely been focused on families. But are there other vulnerable groups we need to look after?
Checking Up: How’s the New Grangegorman Campus Coming?
DIT’s new home isn’t done yet, but it has already won an award for its innovative, open design, which is meant to integrate it with the surrounding community.
Here’s How to Avoid Another Longboat Quay
Why is it that when you pull the skin off so many of these shiny boom-time apartment buildings, they turn out to have rotten cores?
Could the Free Market Free Up City-Centre Parking?
If you put up the price of parking on some popular streets, and drop it on others, could it help to solve Dublin’s parking problems?