Trees cut plan for bus lanes chopped

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THE controversial plan to cut down trees to allow for Bus Connects in Dublin has been amended following criticism form the public . Many of the at-risk trees and green areas may now be saved.

However, the newest version of Bus Connects will impact more on drivers and on car space.
Green Party MEP Ciaran Cuffe, welcomed the revision of the plans by the National Transport Authority.

we’ll save all the trees that go through Inchicore village

“There’s been significant improvement. For instance, in Inchicore they are saying that the car traffic will go one way and, in doing so, we’ll save all the trees that go through Inchicore village.

“Now that’s a step in the right direction, we can’t just see this as a road engineering project, we have to improve the level of community consultation and engagement,” the MEP said.

Meanwhile, Dublin City Council has amended proposals to cut down 109-year-old trees in Fairview Park to make room for a new cycle way after strong resistance from local residents.

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