Dublin’s gridlock crisis

‘By 2023, there will be an additional 50,000 Dublin commuters’

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
14th June, 2015
Traffic builds up at the junction of Dame Street and George's Street in Dublin Picture: Bryan Meade

When unemployment rose at the start of the recession, the capital’s traffic fell. Now that the economic recovery is beginning to take hold again, traffic has begun to rise again.

Last year, traffic increased by 5 per cent on the M50 motorway, and the growth is expected to continue. The problem, experts say, is the Greater Dublin Area’s addiction to the private car.

Last week, Dublin City Council and the National Transport...

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