Bus Connects Dublin: Stratford's 'Transport to School' survey

Rathgar Road, Traffic Irish Times (www.irishtimes.com)
NEWS / 29 May 2019

Bus Connects Dublin is a government plan to transform Dublin’s bus system and to enhance Dublin’s cycling infrastructure. The proposed bus route changes may affect routes servicing Stratford College and the Rathgar neighbourhood.

We conducted an internal survey of all current Stratford College students as to the form of transport taken to and from school, bearing in mind the proposed route changes for the Rathgar area. We paid particular attention to students who use the bus and specifically routes 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 16 and 17.

Interesting Facts gleaned from the survey results include:

Public transport methods used by current students

  • 34% Bus and other
  • 24% Bus only
  • 18% Walk only
  • 9% Drive only
  • 9% Drive and Other (no bus)
  • 4% Cycle only
  • 2% Other

Bus Routes used by current students

  • 14% get the 14
  • 16% get the 15
  • 14% get the 15A
  • 17% get the15B
  • 5% get the 16
  • 8% get the 17

There is no doubt that proposed route changes will affect students in Stratford College. We will monitor progress of the proposed Government plan and keep you posted on developments. If you would like to read more yourself on this matter visit www.busconnects.ie.

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Our ambition at Stratford College has always been to foster independent learning.

In order to implement aspects of this standard Stratford upgraded all its computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 over the summer.

As Windows 10 needs a lot more computer resources to run than Windows 7, upgrading computer hardware was necessary. This involved replacing old PC’s (pre-2014) with 10 new PC’s (with Solid State Drives). The PC’s in the Computer Lab and in the classrooms have had extra RAM installed and their hard drive replaced with a Solid State Drive. The old pre-2014 PC’s have been redeployed for use in Computer Science classes and for browsing the Web.

This is the second part of a two year programme where last year we upgraded our firewall and was one of the pilot schools to introduce Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

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