The Dublin Commuter Coalition has rejected “any suggestion that bus lanes be opened to electric vehicles”.
Ther Coalition said it would l is a slap in the face to bus users who travel “in a sustainable way to no thanks or, as is evident from this proposal, even a modicum of respect”.
Coalition Chairperson Kevin Carter said
“It is bizarre, it is astonishing and it is stunningly arrogant that this government would even suggest implementing a scheme that so specifically and brazenly harms bus users. Bus users are never rewarded for choosing to travel in a sustainable way, they are only ever subject to overcrowding, constant fare increases and poor enforcement of existing traffic laws.
Flagrant abuse of bus lanes is a constant issue for bus users and now this government is proposing further degrading the attractiveness of this mode by making bus users sit in even more traffic that they had no hand in causing.“