“In 2012, before Luas Cross City construction began, the NTA commissioned a report on the integration of cycling & trams. Here are that report’s recommendations. Nowhere in the report is a ban or “dismount” of cyclists recommended or even referenced. Nowhere.”
This morning was the first Monday of the new Luas cross city service.
So how did that go?
Conor Pope, in The Irish Times, reports:
A traffic signalling failure in Dublin caused traffic chaos across the city on Monday morning, the first weekday of the new Luas cross city service.
Dublin City Council, the Luas and the Garda traffic division are all working to deal with the signalling failure which has seen the new tram line get off to a very rocky start on its first day of ferrying serious volumes of commuter traffic.
Lad from work:
I got the #Luas this morning
Got off at Stephen’s Green as usual, forgetting it goes all the way now
Walked down Grafton St, got a McD’s breakfast & walked to Westmorland St
And there it was to my right – the same Luas I got off earlier!
I beat it #LuasCrossCity
Groups of metal cabinets, described by some as appearing like a “mini-Stonehenge” or a “collection of milk cartons” have been springing up across Dublin city along the route of the new Luas Cross City line.
Particular concern has been raised over the collection of cabinets at College Green where Dublin City Council plans to build a €10 million “world class” pedestrian and cycle plaza.
A spokeswoman for the Luas Cross City project said all of the cabinets were necessary and could not be relocated or housed underground: “They are all required, they each have a function, there are no empty boxes.”