Recently, residents in the Dodsboro area in Lucan braved the rain and wind to take part in a “Walk in Our Shoes” event to protest against the changes to buses with BusConnects. They are calling on the NTA to revise the plan and bring back the direct bus to the city centre (the old 25 bus). The residents walked from the crossroads of Shackleton Drive to Lucan Demesne to highlight the 1.1km walk to the bus stop for the city centre.
The event was organised by People Before Profit TD for Dublin Midwest Gino Kenny who said: “I have been highlighting the issue of the loss of the 25 bus since BusConnects was first proposed. For many areas BusConnects have meant an improved bus service which is welcome. Residents in the Dodsboro area, they are at a real disadvantage since the 25 bus was cancelled. “This particularly disadvantages people with disabilities, those with small children or older people because of the long walk up- and down-hill to the bus stop. “I have met with the NTA and raised all the concerns from residents and they have said that they will review the service and meet with representatives again in March. I will be continuing to argue for improved bus services in the area, increased frequency of the X30 and the routing of the C2 bus through Shackleton.”