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NTA Will Replant Every Tree It Cuts Down For Bus Connects


09:33 10 May 2019

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A Dublin community group is fighting to stop new bus lanes being created through its main street.

Campaigners in Shankill are opposed to plans for a new Bus Connects route through their village, but say they're not opposed to improvements to public transport.

More than 2,500 locals  have signed a petition protesting against proposals for the new route.

Locals fear the Bus Connects proposal will see a thousand local trees knocked down.

However, The National Transport Authority estimates the area will lose 150 trees, which will all be re-planted.

As well as this, they are protesting the plans as they believe it may result in less car parking spaces in the village.

Businesses in Shankill fear they will be at a loss if plans for new bus routes go ahead.

John Brady, of Brady's Pub on the Main Street fears the plans may result in less car parking spaces in the village.

In an attempt to protect the trees in their village, the people of Shankill have tied red ribbons around the ones which may be cut down to make way for the routes.

Carol Scott of Save Shankill Campaign Group says "There's a huge sense of place about Shankill, and what is proposed is just to have an anonymous road that literally cuts the village in half".

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