Sunday September 20, 2020

Gridlock - No easy solutions

Reducing our over-reliance on cars – the result of an inadequate public transport system – is central to easing Ireland’s traffic gridlock, writes Nicola Cooke.

9th December, 2006

Traffic congestion in cities and towns across the country has turned into a gridlock of exasperation and expense for Irish motorists.

There are now two million vehicles on Irish roads - double the 1996 figure. The massive increase in car ownership is due to the boom in the economy and population growth to more than 4.2 million people.

The Celtic tiger has brought many benefits, but it has also had serious side effects. Traffic chaos is one...

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