I WOULD DESCRIBE IT AS A RAT-RUN FOR BUSES
In Ireland and the UK a rat-run a minor, typically residential street used by drivers during peak periods to avoid congestion on main roads.
Up until recently many private bus operators tended to park their buses on the street but to the best of my knowledge there are now only two approved parking places.
“To all coach operators, Dublin City Council is introducing coach parking charges for 67 No. designated coach parking spaces throughout the city, this is as per the 2020 Parking Byelaws and as approved by the elected members of Dublin City Council in 2019. The cost of using one of these spaces will be €9 per hour for a maximum stay of 2 hours at all locations.
Western Way was created as a circulation route in the 1880s, linking Constitution Hill with Mountjoy Street.
The Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) developed a train station at Broadstone from 1841, and purchased the Royal Canal in 1845. In 1877, the MGWR was given permission to close 150 yards of the canal branch line and to construct a new forecourt for the train station. The new approach road, Western Way, was built by way of Foster aqueduct, with Saint Mary’s Chapel of Ease, or the Black Church, as its eastern focal point.
The road curves around the site of former Palmerston House at the north-west corner of Dominick Street Upper. Dominick Street Upper was developed from the 1820s, but remained largely undeveloped until the Broadstone railway terminus was built.
Sites for villas and terraces were offered in the 1860s, and the north side was owned by the Palmerston estate, where they built Palmerston House north of the junction of Dominick Street Upper and Constitution Hill.