Re: Re: Time to Complete the M50?

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I suppose an eastern bypass tunnelled under Dublin Bay would remove one potential problem that has plagued the M50: rezoning land around the motorway for development. Or would councilor Jimmy O’Brownenvelope still manage to get a retail warehouse thrown up on the seabed?

However, isn’t all this debate over transport solutions to reduce congestion a case of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic while a consensus in government and Irish society favours sprawling suburban development and carpet bombing the countryside with one-off houses? The step foward that better transport infrastructure represents will be more than be cancelled out by the two steps back of ever more sprawling car dependent development and a hostility to high density urban living.

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