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Shankill Against BusConnects

Shankill Against BusConnects

The National Transport Authority of Ireland has announced the core bus corridor project. This project claims that it will; deliver 230 Km of dedicated bus lanes and 200 Km of cycle tracks along 16 routes inside of Dublin. Proposals are being met with strong opposition across Dublin and Shankill as a community and town has severe concerns about Route 13 from Bray to City Centre.

Shankill Against BusConnects are concerned and affected locals in Shankill and the surrounding areas. We are challenging the NTA and BusConnects plans for Route 13 and in particular through Shankill Village, which will be destroyed if the plans were to go ahead.

Why is this important?

166 properties (minimum) will be impacted by the project on Route 13, with removal of parking spaces in Shankill village, 330 roadside trees removed and new bus lanes introduced in acquired land spaces such as gardens and green areas. All for a maximum of 10 minutes (which we believe is exaggerated) saved bus time from Bray to City Centre.

The proposals impact local businesses, parking for elderly and disabled, damage and destruction of local heritage such as the old railway bridge, safety issues for school children, environmental damage and harm to local wildlife and not least, impacting local's gardens, green areas and quality of life.

Sign this petition, familiarise yourself with the plans on the website, and send in your objection through their online form here:

Route 13 Bray to City Centre Proposal Brochure:


How it will be delivered

We plan to deliver this petition to the NTA and BusConnects groups, and to our local TDs to showcase the needs of the locals in Shankill.

Shankill, Dublin, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • I get the 145 every day during rush hour from Crinken to town. Changing the stretch of road between Bray North roundabout and louglinstown roundabout does not address the problem and will not speed up the bus times by a significant enough margin to justify the money, disruption and impact on trees, homes and people
  • I grew up in Shankill, it's a lovely looking place and this scheme would ruin it.
  • Buses are fine as is, the cycle lanes are pointless and will only create dangerous spots along them endangering cyclists and pedestrians alike


2019-03-13 18:52:33 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-03-11 13:07:17 +0000

The NTA have released dates for Information and Community forum meetings to be held in respect of phase 3 of Bus Connects project as follows for the Bray to City Centre Route 13.

The two events will take place in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan (Park Hotel):

- NTA run Public Information Event - Tuesday 26th of March from 3pm-8pm

- NTA run Community Forum Event - Monday the 8th of April from 6.30pm-8pm

Residents Associations and Community Groups can pre-register to attend the Community Forum Event at

2019-03-08 09:55:33 +0000

205 signatures and counting!

2019-03-05 13:49:15 +0000

Amazing to see us approaching 150 signatures already. Let's keep this going!

2019-03-04 20:19:49 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-03-04 11:37:41 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-03-04 10:43:29 +0000

Making great progress already as we move towards 50 signatures in less than a day! Please share this petition with anyone that you know in Shankill who is impacted by these plans.

2019-03-04 10:10:36 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-03-03 18:45:36 +0000

10 signatures reached