Re: Re: Welcome to Ireland’s ugly urban sprawl
I’m not disputing any of your points and agree with almost all of them. But suggesting that Dublin’s land area is comparable to London’s is just plain wrong.
London may not be ten times the land mass that Dublin is but it’s certainly four times as big.
I just find it hard to believe that we’re using London as an example when it’s exactly the one we’ve been following and should have avoided.
It has a dysfunctional ring road that doens’t work. It’s also the lowest density large city I’ve ever been in.
If Devin had used the example of Manhattan (two miles wide by thirteen miles long) – population 1.5 million or Paris – around the same population contained inside the Peripherique (which is a bit more like on the scale of the M50), fair enough.
But the original statement was wrong.