Transition Derry

Tackling Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Breakdown



Open discussion on transport matters, from more general alternative ways of public & private transport to specific projects such as: road schemes (e.g. A6 Derry/Dungiven), planned foot & cycle paths (Sustrans), an the Pedestrian footbridge

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A5 articles from Ulster Herald 23 July

Hello there
here a selection of views from the Ulster Herald (23 July 2009) on the A5 announcement ...links to scanned artcles (pdf)

*1* Transition Town Omagh Malcom Lake response to the announcement
*2* Opportunity for Omagh: the road could create 1000 jobs
*3* A5 fears for businesses and communities
*4* Road services must heed concerns of landowners
*4* The new A5 at a glance
*5* Angry farmers confront the minister

On 21 July 2009 Northern Ireland Transport Minister Conor Murphy announced the preffered route for the £850M A5 dualling system from Aughnacloy to Derry/Londonderry.
The usual flurry of media articles followed with a mixed-bag of views: the ones who welcome it (more jobs, Derry back on the map), the ones who dread if for loosing their businesses and homes and the ones who simply wonder....

Do we really need to invest such a vast amount of money on 'solely' new roads at a time of increasing costs of petrol and fossil fuels? Are there plans for sustainable and efficient means of public transport? Why the P word (Peak Oil) is never mentioned in this announcements? Yet the media has started warming up to the idea (see the an article on the Independent (3 august) - also appeared on the Belfast Telegraph )

Can we start thinking outside the box and explore alternative ways of placing our City right at the centre of the Map? Can we start looking into a range cost effective means of transport that stand to the future challenges of fuel scarcity and serve the needs of people?

Please voice your questions, views and flag up resources,

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Jan Gehl - Contested Streets video clip

Started by marian farrell Aug 4, 2009.

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Comment by marian farrell on November 26, 2009 at 16:51
how to slow down traffic, create a beutiful and practical street are and build community - looks good
Comment by Admin on August 6, 2009 at 12:21
A6 Derry Dungiven Dualling Carriage System

Announced: Dec 2005 - see Announcement on DRD website
Preferred Route Announced: 06 May 2009 (Public Views at Dunginven on 6/7 May and YMCA, Drumahoe, Derry on 12/13 MAY)
Estimated cost: £350M (Dec 2008)
Current state: selection of Best Route (to be announced in April)
DRD Information: NWest Corridor (DRD OCT08)


Document reporting Q&A session with the Environmental Consultant for the Faughan Valley portion of the scheme (meeting held on 1st December 2008)
A second meeting was held with both the Environmental Consultant and the Engineer, Manager for the Faughan Valley portion of the scheme.
This was followed up with a discussion on 12 MAy 2009 with the Environmental consultant on the preferred route.

Please send me a line here if interested in further information
Comment by Admin on August 6, 2009 at 11:34
HI Marian thanks a lot for Gehl link and your post
Very timely!
Comment by Admin on May 7, 2009 at 16:27

new by pass route announced

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