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Metrolink to block Dunville Avenue

Following meetings in Beechwood, at which the Belgrave Residents Association, the Richview Residents Association and the roads in the Beechwood area were represented, the attached document was submitted to the Public Consultation run by Metrolink, on behalf of the residents within the area of the Beechwood, Cowper and Milltown Luas stops.. It cover the following points:
  •  Adverse impact on the Community of the permanent blocking of the Dunville Avenue-Beechwood crossing to vehicles (incl bicycles)
  • Segregation and Permeability, (Loss not only of Dunville Avenue and Alexandra College crossings, but also of the pedestrian crossings at Albany Road and Cowper)
  • Impact on traffic and Cyclist safety, 
  • Families and Schools, 
  • Persons with Reduced Mobility, 
  • Emergency Services 
  • Parish and Church activities, 
  • Effect of closing Green Line during construction (for a year or maybe more)

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, sent us his submission to Metrolink (attached below), which makes many of the same points, including:
  • Effect on local traffic of diversion from Dunville Avenue
  • Disruption caused by closing the Luas Green Line for a year, 
  • Effect on the local community and businesses, 
  • Quality of Life (noise and vibration) and 
  • Alternatives. 
Another TD for this constituency, Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, wrote an article for the Irish Times, recommending that the Metro should go to Rathfarnham, rather than replacing the Luas Green Line (attached below)

The Association encouraged our members to make individual submissions to Metrolink before the 11th May deadline.

Two of our members copied us with their submissions and these are also attached below:

The Metrolink document describing the replacement of the Luas Green line by the Metro can be found here Green Line Metro Upgrade report 

See references to Dunville Avenue / Beechwood on Page 14 and Stillorgan Luas station on Page 15

Nicholas Simms,
20 May 2018, 08:41
Nicholas Simms,
29 Jul 2018, 04:18
Nicholas Simms,
21 May 2018, 02:26
Nicholas Simms,
21 May 2018, 02:26