- Feb 25, 2012
After many decades of incompetence and corruption Dublin has degenerated into a three zone city.
(1) a fully welfare dependent, crime-ridden, junkie infested, inner zone
(2) a nearly equally squalid outer zone of ugly housing estates with poor infrastructure and intractable social problems
(3) a charming middle zone consisting of elegant edwardian, victorian and georgian housing with vibrant amenities
Geniuses at the National Transport Authority have come up with a plan to link the inner and outer shïtholes by demolishing the middle zone.
To make way for wider bus lanes and cycle paths, thousands of well established houses will have their front gardens demolished. Or worse.
Much of Dublin's finest exterior architecture is to be bulldozed so that inner city shoplifters can get more quickly to out-of-town shopping centres. CPOs will be used to crush any resistance. It's a stroke of Stalinist Genius. Or Maoist.
Dublins transport problems are real, but this destructive cheapskate plan isn't a solution. It just kicks the can down the road and will cause irreversible damage.
The fabric of the city is fragile. It must be protected from idiots pushing bad policy.