Hundreds Of Dubliners Will Be Raging With The New Plans For Dublin Bus Corridors
There are 16 routes involved in the initial plans
Farewell to road frontage.
Plans for 16 new high speed bus corridors will see up to 1300 people in Dublin lose their gardens or parking spaces.
Under the new initiative 230km of expanded bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes are to be constructed over the next 10 years.
The National Transport Authority says the compulsive purchase orders are necessary because there is very little unused space on some roads which makes it impossible to accommodate bus and cycle lanes.
The 16 routes are: Clongriffin to city centre; Swords to city centre; Ballymun to city centre; Finglas to Phibsborough; Blanchardstown to city centre; Lucan to city centre; Liffey Valley to city centre; Clondalkin to Drimnagh; Greenhills to city centre; Kimmage to city centre; Tallaght to Terenure; Rathfarnham to city centre; Bray to city centre; UCD Ballsbridge to city centre; Blackrock to Merrion and Ringsend to city centre.
The NTA has said it will pay for landscaping for the remainder of the gardens owned by those affected by the compulsive purchase orders.
They will also try to find alternative parking for people who lose their space under the new plan.
Some footpaths will be narrowed and a large amount of trees will have to be removed to make way for the new corridors.
On each of these routes there will also be one lane for private use in and out of the city centre.
The project will cost €2 billion and will be completed by 2027.
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