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M50 demand management – economic and social impacts

Remember the good old days? The days of economic growth and jobs for all? The time when a peak hour journey on Dublin’s M50 motorway filled the region’s commuters with dread and horror? Dublin Transportation Office’s (DTO) annual Road User Monitoring Reports provide tangible evidence of the experiences of commuters in the time preceding the…
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‘Primum non nocere’: first, do no harm

Considering health and the environment in our work as transport planners Planning, environmental considerations and health are historically linked. Modern urban planning practices as we know them came about in response to the spread of infectious diseases through poor air and water quality in the tenement buildings of developing industrial cities of the 19th and…
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2020 electric vehicle targets – fantasy or reality?

Is the Government’s goal of achieving 10% electric vehicle usage or 230,000 vehicles by 2020 achievable? Let’s start by looking at recent purchasing patterns, then we’ll consider both the benefits and barriers inhibiting the transition to electric power, before considering what the future holds in store. First, some recent trends So how many electric vehicles…
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Transport Insights Internship

Building upon recent contract wins, Transport Insights intends to take on an intern. Based in our Dublin City Centre office, the successful candidate will primarily support development planning related projects. Working with our highly experienced team, this represents an ideal opportunity for a graduate or post-graduate to gain transport planning experience within a vibrant and…
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All Walks of Life

The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose. Charles Dickens If you were to be asked what our human form is best adept to do, would you even consider walking? Might walking be…
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