City Council’s decision this evening to partially proceed with the development of a bus corridor along the Ballinacurra Road to Punches Cross is a step in the right direction and I am glad to see the correct decision on the route of the bus corridor was made. However I am disappointed that an amendment to the proposal was made and that development of this essential piece of infrastructure, connecting the hinterland to its city centre, is only to partially proceed. Successful, thriving, healthy cities have efficient, reliable public transport systems. Limerick is a European City. O’Connell Avenue is a primary artery to the city centre. As mentioned in my previous blog I do believe the concerns of the residents living along the route must be addressed. However bus corridors are proven internationally to be successful and it is disappointing that the debate in Limerick will most probably continue on into next year.