However, TD Thomas Gould has spoken out about the plan being "unworkable" due to the impact it would have on some of the busiest roads on the Northside in Cork city, as he says it would cause "traffic chaos."
“This includes the proposal to ban through traffic on both Cathedral road and Old Youghal road. I raised this with the NTA today - these are two of the busiest roads on the Northside and there will be traffic chaos with this plan," TD Gould commented.
I am very confident that Tommy Gould does not even know what a bus is never mind even actually understanding the proposal to increase public transport use to stop the traffic congestion that he moans about.
The roads are busy because the public transport option is currently stuck in traffic and need to be improved.
We really do elect some morons at times and they have to say something about everything to get attention I suppose.
If they're going to ban private traffic on Cathedral Road and OYR then Gould is right, it would be a crazy move. And it will have an adverse knock-on effect on nearby roads and neighbourhoods. There'll be traffic chaos on smaller twistier roads designed and maintained for much smaller traffic flows. Be interesting to see how well these side roads stand up to the extra wear and tear. Wonder if the Irish Water infrastructure running under some of these side roads was factored into any of the decision making at all.