After many months of thinking about the feedback we got on our draft, a new version of the bus network plan for Dublin is out today! At this site you’ll find:
- Links to our revised report, and to the report on the consultation process, at the bottom of the cover page.
- A map of the revised network. (Detail about frequency is no longer on the website’s map but is in the maps and frequency tables in Chapter 7 of the report.)
- Local area maps with more detail. We understand that the National Transport Authority will be sending these maps to every household in Dublin.
- A helpful tool that shows how any trip you select would be completed in the new network.
- A little video explaining how a spine works. (Here’s a written explanation.)
- A way to provide feedback or ask questions.
You may recall that the last draft received a lively and sometimes hostile response. That’s the whole point of drafts: as a starting point for conversation. The new network plan won’t resolve every complaint, but it shows NTA’s best effort (with our advice) to reflect what we heard, and to integrate those comments into a functional and efficient network.
The heart of the network design, the frequent grid of spines and orbitals, is unchanged, but many services have been added or revised.
We are at the end of our engagement with NTA, so we won’t be as engaged in Twitter discussions about the details as we were in the last round. But we will be watching this project closely.