Ryan planning to introduce ‘bus gates’ to speed up move to public transport

The Minister for Transport said that it would be a quicker and more effective way of promoting public transport usage than waiting for quality bus corridors

A sketch of the bus gate proposed for Rathmines Road in Dublin: ‘You wouldn't stop car access, it's not taking the car out completely. But you're giving the buses real priority by them getting through that bus gate at all times.’

Eamon Ryan, the Minister for the Environment, is planning to speed up the introduction of bus-only sections on public roads in an attempt to force more drivers out of their cars.

The government’s new climate action plan is targeting a 20 per cent reduction in car kilometres and a 50 per cent reduction in fuel usage by the end of the decade. Ryan is hoping to help achieve this by developing new bus-only sections on ...