Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:09 am

Not a chance. :lol:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby jaytee » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:51 am

Holla wrote:Good news folks the noggin hill is open to traffic again, no more roundabout trips and delays hopefully :)



That night we met up in the Kosie, We got the bus down & when he did the detour the driver told us '' the noggin hill is broke '' :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby grammer » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:28 am

asaaaahhh gonna miss the trip down to the roundabout at the Farm.
and the trip on the 45A back up through Glasthule
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Micheál » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:41 pm

Are you ready for this?
Read and weep and pay - again.
And mark my words, the latest scheme is every bit as dangerous as all the rest.

http://www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/transportation/findit/killineytowersroundabout/
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Sinead » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:44 pm

Micheál, more of our hard earned money down the drain. Any road user could have given this
report free of charge!

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Strum » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:07 pm

Get a Bike! :mrgreen:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Holla » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:26 pm

Micheál wrote:Are you ready for this?
Read and weep and pay - again.
And mark my words, the latest scheme is every bit as dangerous as all the rest.

http://www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/transportation/findit/killineytowersroundabout/


Here we go their at it again,passed up the Dalkey roundabout today and the gang of workers and plant machinery are ripping up the roundabout spending OUR taxes for us, hard hats and suits with clipper boards all over the place :evil:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Micheál » Wed May 01, 2013 9:01 pm

Latest roundabout almost ready for the hamsters to be let loose again. Here's hoping no-one spots this or they'll be off again

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317285/Is-monstrosity-roundabout-coming-road-near-Scientists-test-radical-ideas-save-cyclists-lives.html

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Rocker » Wed May 01, 2013 11:09 pm

Now I probably should put this rant in Moan of the month but, quite frankly cyclist Tee me off...they cut in front of the car ,squeeze through at traffic jams/lights scratching paintwork as they go, pile kids on the back carrier and wobble along, travel in conveys with their adoring children wobbling two/three abreast, stick out the hand like a magic wand and expect the motorist to know which spell they are performing, cycle on the wrong side of the road on cycle lanes..oh yes and on subject they don't know whether to travel on the inner ring or outer ring of the roundabout...waving magic wand as they go..Did I say cyclists TEE me off???????
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Snowhite » Wed May 01, 2013 11:55 pm

Rocker wrote:Now I probably should put this rant in Moan of the month but, quite frankly cyclist Tee me off...they cut in front of the car ,squeeze through at traffic jams/lights scratching paintwork as they go, pile kids on the back carrier and wobble along, travel in conveys with their adoring children wobbling two/three abreast, stick out the hand like a magic wand and expect the motorist to know which spell they are performing, cycle on the wrong side of the road on cycle lanes..oh yes and on subject they don't know whether to travel on the inner ring or outer ring of the roundabout...waving magic wand as they go..Did I say cyclists TEE me off???????



Oh sh## I'll stay outta your way Rocker if I ever get out on my bicycle :lol: every time I use the bloomin thing the back tyre goes flat :? (OK before ye's all say it's the weight of ye on the poor bike) I've been reliably told there's a problem with the valve...so there :P Getting it sorted and then I'll stay on the footpaths.......so get outta the way if ye see me coming :mrgreen: Ding Ding :evil:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Navanman » Thu May 02, 2013 12:02 am

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I sort of think it should be in Moan of the Month OK - guess you don't like cyclists then.

As a former cyclist (and absolutely loved cycling everywhere) I have heard this said about cyclists loads of times but I have never witnessed it. Obviously it is happening or people would not be saying it. Personally I simply loved the fresh air and speed when cycling and would never do most of the things you say as cars would frighten the you know what out of me. You are very vulnerable on a bicycle so are USUALLY very careful.

Mind you I have not cycled in Dublin for probably 20+ years and I doubt if I would venture into Dublin now on a bike. Between the trucks, buses and sheer number of cars that give you just inches of space.

It is a teriffic mode of transport for all ages and I really would love to see more cycle lanes around the cities. I now live in the sticks of Meath and am often disgusted that more children don't cycle to school. I was in a school the other day and there was one bicycle - yes one -in the bike rack on a beautiful sunny day. In the secondary school the teachers are giving out because the students are driving to school and using up the teachers spaces. The parents set up a school walk where they all park the car in a special car park about a mile from the school and the parents and children walk in a train formation to the school. They now won't do that because it is too time consuming to walk the mile (the children aparently walk too slow) or they get wet if it is raining (never heard of rain coats??)

I used cycle from Dun laoghaire to work in Ballsbridge faster than I could drive it + I had no daily parking fees on Baggot St.

It actually caused me grief with Revenue many years ago as I had a company van that I genuinly left at work. They simply would not believe that a young fella would not take a "free" van home for personal use. I had to pay a few years back tax
as they just would not believe me. Still feel really angry about that even after all those years.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Rocker » Thu May 02, 2013 9:56 am

Oh No Navanman,

Don't give the taxman an idea...I can just imagine a "roundabout tax" with a toll booth at the approach road. I did go on a bit about cyclists :lol: When I read it back...bit of a rant... :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Navanman » Thu May 02, 2013 10:56 am

Have me reminising - miss me auld bike now scry scry


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Micheál » Thu May 02, 2013 2:26 pm

Just navigated construction-free Killiney Towers III. A vast improvement on II.
- Ridiculous/dangerous cyclist priority dropped - normal RotR apply
- Visual isolation of cyclists dropped - now back to single lane
- Pedestrian refuges in road centres retained ( this was all that was ever needed)
But
- Exit angles still much more acute (than 1) so the "will I? won't I?" Traffic back-up inducing guessing game continues for motorists on entry. But hey. Lets leave it at that. We cant afford any more work.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Toss » Thu May 02, 2013 3:04 pm

Snowhite wrote: every time I use the bloomin thing the back tyre goes flat :? (OK before ye's all say it's the weight of ye on the poor bike) I've been reliably told there's a problem with the valve...so there


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Micheál » Thu May 02, 2013 3:16 pm

And no, we don't was any Councillors turning up to a re-opening, or plaques, or newsletters, or photocalls . . .
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby grammer » Thu May 02, 2013 8:45 pm

Micháel -you seem to have this fixation with roundabouts :lol: :lol:
so here's another one for you. :lol:
http://youtu.be/c3DcChXNyYQ
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Gulliver » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:58 am

Not quite a posting about roundabouts - more about a street.

Georges St will close to traffic for a few days in September
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby keeper » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:35 pm

Mmmmm ! Start of water meters installations maybe as well thrown in, or, will they do the job, put everything back in place and then dig it all up again next year to install them !
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Navanman » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:28 pm

Must be some water leak and road repair if it takes 6 days to fix?

I definately know a plumber I won't be calling out.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Gulliver » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:29 pm

Navanman wrote:Must be some water leak and road repair if it takes 6 days to fix?

I definately know a plumber I won't be calling out.


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That plumber would need a very big wrench!
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby keeper » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:57 pm

The leak might be easy to fix NM, it's digging the hole to get to it :( or the street as the case may be, and you can rest assured there will be lots of engineers, planners, supervisors and foremen looking in to it :roll: :roll:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Navanman » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:26 pm

Looking into the hole?

It wil be interesting to see how big a hole they dig that will take days to fix. Was the entire main street not up only a few years ago. Surely the pipes were renewed then.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Roundabouts

Postby Rocker » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:44 pm

Navanman wrote: Surely the pipes were renewed then.


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