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Learning from Dublin, Ireland
« on: August 15, 2007, 04:00:00 AM »
Learning from Dublin, Ireland



Metro Jacksonville's first European city comparison takes you to Dublin.  Like Jacksonville, Dublin is split down the middle by a river.  In Dublin's case, it is the River Liffey.

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Re: Learning from Dublin, Ireland
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 07:13:25 AM »
Nice tour.  It would be great to see more smaller infill projects, like some of the ones shown in this article, grace our urban streets in the future.
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Re: Learning from Dublin, Ireland
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 11:29:14 AM »
Dublin is a wonderful city...with everything from the very old (and preserved) to the modern. Jacksonville can't even work together on preserving the old buildings...instead, they let them deteriorate until they finally knock them down. It's a disgrace, to say the least. City planners and developers could learn so much from looking at cities like Philadelphia, Charleston, Savannah...and of course, the wonderful old cities abroad.

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Re: Learning from Dublin, Ireland
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 12:42:43 PM »


This is a nice median shot.  Since Jax has gone median happy, it would be nice to see them designed to be pedestrian friendly instead of being set up to be green guardwalls that prohibit walkability.
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Re: Learning from Dublin, Ireland
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 05:23:13 PM »
nice. and eventual conversion to rail would be simpler.

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Re: Learning from Dublin, Ireland
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 06:31:28 PM »
Lake, that might be the best idea I have ever heard or seen. How can we get pictures of that to City Hall?

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Re: Learning from Dublin, Ireland
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 09:45:51 PM »
Email would be the easiest method.  However, it would not hurt to run a front page story about medians since they are now the hottest thing in Jacksonville streetscape design.
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