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See which Dublin City Councillors voted to shut our bus gate

 

A list of the Dublin City councillors who voted in favour of restricting the College Green Bus Gate, and those who voted to keep in open, is available here on the Dublin Cycling Campaign Website.

 

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Press Release – Decision to temporarily suspend College Green Bus Gate a backward step – O’Gorman

08/11/09

 

 

Green Party Dublin West representative, Roderic O’Gorman has condemned the decision of Dublin City councillors to vote to suspend the College Green bus gate in the evening across the Christmas period.

 

“This decision by Dublin City Councillors is a hugely backward step for public transport in the City. It will increase journey times for persons who use the bus in the evening, whether they are coming home from work or heading into town to shop”, stated Roderic O’Gorman.

 

“There was no factual evidence to suggest that the bus gate was impacting on shopping in the City Centre. Indeed, the statistics show that the College Green Bus Gate has been a real success. Cyclist traffic has increased 64% along O’Connell Street and it is reported that the average time taken for a bus to travel from Parnell Square to Nassau Street has fallen by 50% from 20 minutes to 10 minutes”.

 

The decision to suspend the bus gate was made by a combination of Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Fein councillors. It will be reviewed again in early January.

 

“The bus gate has made a significant improvement to the journey times of many Dublin 15 residents who, like myself, use public transport in the morning and evening. It has also made the city centre safer for cyclists. It is essential that this backward step is reversed in January and the bus gate is fully reinstated”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.

 

 

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Further Information

Roderic O’Gorman: 087 417 9777

Press Release – College Green Bus Gate must remain open – O’Gorman

26/10/09

 

 

Green Party Dublin West representative, Roderic O’Gorman has called on Dublin City councillors not to interfere with the College Green Bus Gate.

 

“I’m calling on Dublin City councillors to resist the attempt being made by vested interests to reverse or limit the College Green Bus Gate that was opened earlier in the year”, stated Roderic O’Gorman.

 

“The statistics show that the College Green Bus Gate has been a real success. Cyclist traffic has increased 64% along O’Connell Street and it is reported that the average time taken for a bus to travel from Parnell Square to Nassau Street has fallen by 50% from 20 minutes to 10 minutes”.

 

“I strongly believe that the decrease in business being suffered by some shops in the city centre is a result of the recession and not, as they allege, due to the bus gate. Indeed, compared with last year, footfall was down more in the period before the bus gate was introduced than in the period after its introduction”.

 

“The bus gate has made a significant improvement to the journey times of many Dublin 15 residents who, like myself, use public transport in the morning and evening. It has also made the city centre safer for cyclists. It would be a huge step backwards for the city if big business people are allowed dictate transport policy. The councillors on Dublin City Council from all parties must resist this pressure”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.

 

 

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