Extracts from The Dublin Bus Network Redesign Public Consultation Report (above) and its author Jarrett Walker (top) at the RHA Gallery this morning;
In the proposed network, most of the existing bus routes that flow into the centre of Dublin would be reorganised into seven simple spines.
Spines are very frequent lines. With a bus coming every 4 to 8 minutes all day, and even more frequently at peak hours, there is always a bus coming soon.
This high frequency makes it very fast to connect from one spine to another, as well as to other frequent lines like DART, Luas and the frequent orbitals.
Spines are designated by the letters A to G, which separate into branches further out from the city.
Each bus would be designated by a letter following by a digit (e.g. A1) where the letter indicates the spine and the digit indicates the specific branch the bus follows.
A customer would be able to navigate much of inner Dublin by treating the letter as identifying a line, and ignoring the number.
Signs and information in this area should use a terms like ‘all A buses’ to reinforce this simplicity.
From the National Transport Authority’s Dublin Bus Network Redesign Public Consultation Report – which can be read here – which was published this morning.
The public consultation period will run from July 16 until September 16.