These were some of the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at a recent meeting of their transport committee.
The cycling and walking paths next to the Royal and Grand canals have isolated, cut-off stretches and can get sketchy at night, users say.
That amount of money might cover 12 crossings if they are simple ones, or up to just three or four if they are more complicated.
With the trials finished now, different parties have been running surveys on how it went – with different results.
The council and the NTA are planning more changes to footpaths and roads across the city to help people to get where they are going while observing social distancing.
“We see these changes coming in place for at least a year, and then some of them might be in place for a more permanent project,” says Brendan O’Brien, the council’s executive engineer for traffic.
Blood Stoney Bridge would stretch about 125 metres across the river from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay to North Wall Quay.
While legally a pedestrian street, there were at one point an average of 435 vehicles a day driving down Essex Street West on the edge of Temple Bar.
It hasn’t had someone devoted to post since last summer. With this hiring planned, advocacy groups are making up their wish lists.
Central to the current debates about BusConnects is how to balance moving people through neighbourhoods, and maintaining a sense of place within them.