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NTA Criticised Over Lack Of Attention For Visually Impaired In Bus Connects Plan

The new €2 billion plan was drawn up after thousands of submissions from people, with almost half concerned they'd lose their bus service and a quarter worried they'd have to get off one bus and onto another.

Earlier this month the third round of Bus Connects plans were opened for public consultation.

The National Transport Authority says fewer homes will be impacted by the plan which will see 230 kilometres of bus lanes and 200 kilometres of cycle lanes rolled out across the Greater Dublin Area.

However, concerns have been raised about pedestrians having to walk onto a cycle way to get to an island for a bus stop.

The NTA says the consolation on the proposals will run until the 16th of December.

8 high frequency routes would serve Dublin City Centre, with a spine serving Howth and the north-east city, while 10 orbital routes would reduce the need for people to go into the city centre.

Areas that'll have direct routes to the city centre include Donaghmede, Tyrellstown, Sallynoggin and Enniskerry.

While Dunboyne, Mulhuddart, Lucan, Blessington, Greystones would get a rush hour service.

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