The MMRA received an update from Josepha Madigan TD regarding the Bus Connects proposal. See details below. Local area booklets are due to be delivered over the coming weeks. For details of the Mount Merrion area plan see:
Route Mapper: https://routemapper.busconnects.ie/route-mapper
The closing date for public consultation is the 3rd of December 2019.
Please see below, information on the revisions to the Bus Connects proposal and details of the second round of public consultations. Do let me know if you have any queries about any aspect and I will follow up.
Josepha Madigan TD
Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht
www.josephamadigan.ie | Phone: (01) 618 3252 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @josephamadigan | Facebook: JosephaMadiganFG | Instagram: josepha_madigan
Address: Leinster House. Kildare Street, Dublin 2 | Constituency Office: 9 Braemor Road, Churchtown, Dublin 14
From: Consultations BusConnects
Subject: BusConnects – Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign
Dear Public Representative,
The National Transport Authority (NTA) today unveiled revised proposals of the network redesign for the Dublin Area Bus Network and announced details of the second round of the public consultation process.
Please note that this second public consultation is in relation to the Bus Services only and not the Core Bus Corridors (bus lanes and cycle lanes). The next round of public consultation for the Core Bus Corridors will be held later this year.
Last year, we held our first round of public consultation on the bus network redesign and up to 50,000 people responded. This feedback showed us what we got right and what needed a rethink. Based on that input, we’ve refined our design for the new bus network. We’ve amended our initial proposals to address many of the issues raised with us.
A local area booklet will be delivered to every home and commercial business in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) over the next two weeks detailing the network redesign proposals in their local area including how people can get involved in the consultation process and give their feedback. In addition, all booklets and maps are now on the BusConnects website (www.busconnects.ie) and are available in HTML, PDF and Audio versions.
We have also developed a Route Mapper, an online tool, which allows people to simply input where they are, where they want to go and it will clearly show them the proposed route options available. This online tool is now live on our website www.busconnects.ie
Local information sessions will take place for communities served by the bus network in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA). The dates and locations of these local information sessions are now available on our website www.busconnects.ie and will be advertised locally.
We look forward to hearing your views in the coming months as we look to vastly improve the bus experience for the growing number of passengers who wish to use sustainable transport modes in and around the city.
BusConnects Director of Communications