Navan Road Community Council have engaged in all phases of the consultation on BusConnects on both the routes and infrastructure. We will be submitting on the most recent stage.
We find ourselves very frustrated by the lack of proper engagements and the type of answers we have received to our many questions. We have found the final consultation on the 3rd Round of Public Consultation for the Core Bus Corridors Project to be particularly poor and inaccessible, particularly for older residents who may not have access to the internet or social media. We have asked for this phase to be delayed until the Covid crisis has been resolved. It is not possible to have full and meaningful consultation under the current circumstances.
We are particularly concerned that approximately 150 trees are to be removed from Ashtown Roundabout to Cabra Cross. Our area will be left a concrete jungle. At the same time nearly every tree between the railway bridge on the Navan Road to the Ashtown Roundabout would also be removed. This is going to seriously injure the quality of life of our residents. No trees means more pollution, more noise and a cold sterile environment.
You can view the NTA proposals as follows:
Virtual Public Information Rooms – A virtual information room has been created for each of the 16 Core Bus Corridors. These can be accessed on our website www.busconnects.ie and will remain open for a six week period. Each virtual room provides details of the Preferred Route Option for each of the corridors including maps and supporting documentation. There is also an Audio option available for the virtual information room.
Website – Updated versions of the 16 Core Bus Corridor Brochures as well as additional supporting documentation are available to view and download on our website www.busconnects.ie . The brochures are also available in HTML, PDF and Audio versions on our website.
We hope that residents of our area will send in their own submissions. Please see our suggestions in our subsequent post.
Your submission can be posted to BusConnects, Dún Scéine, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2, D02 WT20
Or online to email@example.com
Closing date is Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 5.00pm