Reply To: Irelands Ten Worst Roundabouts
I am not so sure that the Ranelagh-Dundrum-Sandyford axis is anyway special at all. It is like most of Dublin categorised by urban sprawl and chronic traffic problems.
Planting a few million square feet of offices at the edge of that existing gridlocked sprawl made it worse.
I agree about the nutgrove/grange rd area being a little eerie as once the gridlock clears between 10am and 4pm there is little but empty houses at 16 to the acre.
Spatial planning is not helped by building more and more car dependent semi’s at the edge of the motorway. Ballycullen is the perfect example of a development that would never by cleared in Holland.
Ballycullen exacerbated the problem at the Tallaght M50 ROUNDABOUT for years.