How should the space on Dublin’s quays be used?
From Google Street View, the first image above is the current view of Arran Quay which is between the river and Smithfield (expect the road has been re-surfaced since).
The second image is our quick and sloppy Photoshop of how Arran Quay could look.
But, in this case, being rough around the edges is ok because it’s based on initially implementing the design cheaply. Using minimum use of expensive digging, re-kerbing, and footpath widening is exactly what New York City did with Times Square before making its improvements for cyclists and pedestrians permanent.
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