What can you do?

What can you do?

During period of public consultation

  • What to do

    • Read the Bus Connects plans for your area. More information on Route 10, Route 11, Route 12.
    • Find out how this will affect you and your community.
    • If you have received a letter from the NTA regarding possible CPO, make an appointment with them to outline your concerns and seek information.
    • Attend local public meetings/forums.
    • Talk to neighbours, friends, family.
    • Lobby your local elected representatives to support you and your community.
    • Organise within your community to pool information and resources.
    • Use social and traditional media to highlight your issues.
    • Seek professional advice if necessary (estate agent, engineer, traffic consultant, historians etc.)
    • To acquire land, it must be shown that there is a necessary and pressing social need. Therefore, it is essential for those affected by these proposals to demonstrate that there is an equal and valuable competing need for villages, communities, heritage, local economy, the environment, safety etc.
      Further Information

    BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY
    Submit your observations and comments to the NTA during public consultation.
  • Making Your Submission

    • Examine Bus Connects proposals carefully.
    • Examine Core Bus Corridors – Background Information
    • Get help if you need it. Two heads are always better than one.
    • Seek professional opinion/ include report e.g. engineer, conservationist, estate agent etc.
    • Highlight all the issues that concern you. This is your opportunity to mention and resolve problems if possible before designs are finalised and the application made to An Bord Pleanala.
    • If you wish, suggest solutions and alternatives.
  • Here are some points you might like to consider for your submission

    • Is the proposal justified?
    • Did the NTA consider all the possible options?
    • Is a 24/7 proposal necessary?
    • Are time-saving claims realistic?
    • Are there other simpler, more economical options that should be trialled? e.g., improved bus priority signalling, congestion charges, more buses?
    • What are the effects on your community and your ability to circulate in it?
    • Will you be able to park in your village/ locality?
    • What are the effects on the local traders and businesses? Will they lose access to their customers or suppliers by loss of on-street parking and loading areas?
    • What are the effects on your village life?
    • Will it affect the fabric of your area?
    • Will it affect the architecture, history, heritage or culture of your area? Are you in a zoned conservation area?
    • What traffic issues will arise? Will there be congestion, rat-runs, increase in traffic volume on your roads?
    • Will road widening be excessive?
    • Will cycle lanes be appropriate?
    • What are the effects on your property?
    • Will you lose car parking, garden, amenity?
    • Will there be specific engineering considerations for your property?
    • Will your house be devalued?
    • Will the area lose attractiveness/amenity?
    • Will there be an effect on the trees, flora and fauna of the area?
    • Will there be an increase in air and noise pollution?
    • Are there any alternatives to the proposed carriageway layout? Or proposed route?
    • Are there safety issues for pedestrian, cyclists, the elderly, the disabled?
    • Will there be difficulties accessing properties?
    • Will the local speed limit be appropriate?

During period of public consultation

Remember – this is a public consultation process.

Make sure you have your say!

By Mail
Core Bus Corridor Project
Dun Sceine
Harcourt Lane
Dublin 2
D02 WTO