Lord Mayor of Dublin says cars must be allowed in city centre for it to thrive

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With the establishment of new cycle plans for the Capital, the Lord Mayor of Dublin has said that cars need to be allowed into the city centre in order for it to thrive and become more vibrant.

Brendan Carr is against the new cycle plans and he believes if traffic is diverted away from the North Quays and through residential areas in Smithfield.

The fear is that the City will lose some of its vibrancy as people will be driven out to the suburbs.

The new cycling suggestions by Dublin City Councillors will just force people and their cars out to the shopping centres on the outskirts of the city.

It is proposed to have a two-way cycle lane on the North Quays to facilitate major traffic changes in the city.

Considering what may become of the city, the Mayor says we can’t neglect drivers.

“What we’re trying to do is facilitate all users of the road. We’re trying to facilitate cyclists, public transport, and people who bring their cars.

“There’s a lot of people who need to bring their cars to the city for business in the city to thrive, a lot of people work in the city and bring their cars to work in the city,”

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