Quiet country lanes — 11 Comments

  1. Driving in  Dublin ispretty much like driving in any other city, though I will grant that signage is stll poor by nternational standards. Doz.y rural dwellers just have to wake up when they meet modern civilisation

  2. Sounds much the same as Manchester. Cars being driven out – pun intended. What isn't factored in is that workmen and tradesmen are needed to maintain infrastructure but are unable to park anywhere nearby, then have to carry tools and ladders around pedestrian areas. Costs mount up. Then there's the back and forward to feed the meter. Wonder how such inefficiency is voted in – but then realise that they don't think, just follow UN Agendas.

  3. I did hear a rumor that after Eire abandoned miles for kilometers, the next EU plan was to make you all drive on the right. This is somewhere in an EU document about bringing all EU countries into line 

  4. Serves you right for copying English road marking guidelines. One route I use occasionally is mostly 2 lane dual carriageway 'urban bypasses' with roundabouts at most all of the junctions. About 8 in as many miles. Randomly the right lane is turn right, left ahead or left is a turn lane, right lane for ahead. You don't find out until about second car back in the give way queue. There was a famous case in Chester some years back where one road was made one way with no entry at one end and buses only at the other – residents and business were not amused. Planners really can be idiots.

  5. Here in the USA (Oregon to be a bit more precise) it seems that all metro areas are making things as difficult for drivers as possible. I'm sure the idea behind this is to get people out of their cars and into public transportation. 

    • You're spot on.  During the "lockdowns" they're going mad on cycle lanes, pedestrianised streets and the like.  Unfortunately, they overlook the fact that a decent public transport system should be in place first.

  6. Unlike Sweden's overnight approach in the 1960s, it's rumoured that when Ireland changes to driving on the right the process will be organised in phases over a few weeks.

    Phase 1 will be trucks, Phase 2 the next week will be buses, then vans, then cars, etc.

  7. The white car is lucky, it will get through the lights. At busy times, there will be a line of cars behind it, but only four or five will have space to get through as the lanes merge to go into Donnybrook village. There will be the frustration of sitting at green lights unable to go forward because there is a risk of blocking the junction.

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