Busaras/Connolly is an interesting location because you have Luas, Intercity and city bus, Intercity rail, DART, DublinBikes, and Taxis all in close proximity; off the top of my head I don’t believe there’s a similar confluence of transport modes anywhere else in the city.
In terms of what to put where, maps seem obvious unless you’re unfamiliar with or uncomfortable with them (or even unable to use them, because you’re blind!); not everyone has the appropriate spatial skills to translate from a 2d representation to the 3d world around them. What other ways could location information be conveyed? Signposts? NFC or similar short-range electronic broadcasts targeting nearby smartphones? Interactive maps, rather than flat?
Useful information to present other than maps: capacity of nearby bike rack. average wait time at nearest taxi rank. Next bus due (number, destination) at nearest bus stop. Some sort of interactive “where are you going? let me recommend a mode of transport to you” thing.
Community noticeboards, books etc. are nice ideas but I suspect would fare poorly in high-traffic areas without a good deal of maintenance. Perhaps focus on things which are somewhat resistant to casual abuse, and which won’t suffer a “tragedy of the commons”
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I think if the roads were planned smarter (e.g. Trinity Luas disaster point which blocks up all traffic). And the Dublin bus actually provided a reliable service. People wouldn’t be forced to take their cars. The Luas is a fine example of a well run company. On time, reliable and professional with proper security. Dublin is not even that big compared to London. But depending on where you live getting from work to home on public transport a cumulative time of driving on the motorway from Dublin to Galway. Eastern European countries have no budget or resources and are so much more advanced in this area.Everyone hates their commute and it’s the worst part of the day. Why is it so difficult to have organised transportation in this country?
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