Seriously…I’ve put so much hope on this road reconstruction….I thought that finally they learned from another countries, they will build new shiny, traffic jams free road…Alas, I was WRONG.
What a bloody MORON planned this road??? It was supposed to be dual carriage way and now what?? A BUS LANE??? I was waiting there to see how many buses are passing there and guess what: 2 (two!!) busses passed this road in an hour! With this stupid bus lane this road is as it was before, one lane one way!
And the trees in the middle…What possed the guy who instead of additional lanes there left good 3 metres of freking useless cabbage patch?? This road was supposed to link centre with busy west side of town, now it is nothing more than secondary road with exactly the same traffic capacity like before the reconstruction…
Last thing, where the hell are bus stop bays?? Didn’t you visit any European City lately??Stopping bus in the middle of road… please!
But it is not too late, erase bus lane, broaden the road by this dirt patch in the middle, build the bays and everything will go smoothly!
Ehhh…Lack of words really…
There is a lot of danger for students in particular on that bridge. The only exit down to the Distillery road is from the northern lane of the bridge. People wanting to go to college from the other side has either go all the way around through Newcastle road to the Distillery road or slide down the slope right after the bridge reaches Corib’s shore. There should be proper stairs on both sides of the bridge. Otherwise people cross the bridge in very dangerous way to reach the stairs on the other side…
In my traveling experience I have never seen such stupid bus network as it is designed in Galway…In order to go from one part of the city to another one, one has to change on the Eyre Square! That’s ridiculous…Instead, lines should have to loops on the outskirts of City only passing through the center – that’s the most efficient way to transport people.
In many cities on the continent and in the UK traffic lights on long stretches of road are synchronized in such a way that drivers going with allowed speed usually get a green lights on many subsequent juntions. Why it is not implemented in Galway? For example, Dublin road is a perfect candidate for such a synchronisation. Galway roads authorities are simply not prepared to remove roundabouts and manage the flow of cars nicely… And also, why the lights function at nigh?Don’t drivers in Ireland know the yielding rule?
So the bottom line:
If you are so set on removing roundabouts, synchronize the lights into green waves and turn them off after midnight.
I really don’t follow the “logic” behind banning turning right from both directions on the bridge…All traffic to Connemara must pass through Browne roundabout and that’s a lot of cars! Designate a turning lane on that newly built junction and you will relieve 30% of traffic on the bridge and Browne roundabout.