Banning cars between the canals


Sir, – In respect of a letter writer’s proposed “ban on cars between the canals during rush hour” (June 15th), given that the Grand and Royal canals run parallel as far as the river Shannon, residents of much of the Midlands may be unduly burdened by such a prohibition, without any additional benefits for the flow of public transport in Dublin. It seems we would therefore need to build a third canal to fix the western border.

In light of your correspondent’s postal address, might I suggest it run somewhere through the Phoenix Park? The amenity value of an additional waterway through the park would be obvious, although exceptions to the ban may have to be made for the residents of Áras an Uachtaráin – unless we are to invest in a presidential rickshaw. – Yours, etc,



Dublin 9.