With the explosion of Dublin Bikes and its similar counterparts all across the globe, we've noticed a decreasing demand for taxis and car use in the city centre. Even here in our offices, 30% of the team are cycling in every day and we've only 2 car spaces - for 30 people.
International developers are looking at new ways of laying out developments to maximise densities. The arrival of new global players like Hynes and Kennedy Wilson to the Irish development scene will bring fresh thinking and design approaches from new perspectives. This kind of creativity is badly needed in Dublin. Most local authorities are reviewing their Development Plans in the next 2 years presenting a great opportunity for new, creative ideas. We're advising clients on the new Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 and their need to register but whilst doing that, let's see some new design in the Dublin planning process. Time for fresh thinking. No car spaces....imagine!
The following ten transit-oriented projects—all completed during the past five years—include large mixed-use projects in Asia that incorporate extensive outdoor space for the public; an apartment building in Chicago that eliminates parking for its residents, even on the surrounding streets; several bike-friendly multifamily residences; and a life-sciences building in Portland, Oregon, that can be easily reached on foot or by bicycle, bus, streetcar, light rail, or aerial tram.