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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Didactylos4, Nov 9, 2017.
And while we're at it, how many houses could be built on cycle lanes?
Only encountered them on the motorways... and it certainly served to keep them traffic free [while obviously pricing the poorest off them].
I was just thinking that fancy road policy might be easier when tolls are helping fund them. But equally money isn't the only problem with road planning in this country.
Oh ... got you...
Well one way would be a good level of petrol tax with the funds guaranteed to roads... petrol use being tied to road use.
So a tax on rural economies in order to fund better infrastructure in urban areas?
Can't dispute that... though petrol consumption in an urban environment, stop starting, is heavy...
And electrification of the automobile causes problems too. But the alternative is cameras all over the place which grates on me.
By no means enough to offset the benefit of cycling to people's health and the environment.
As I am sure you knew before you asked
I was in Manchester a few weeks ago... they seem to be embracing vertical living... LOT of tower blocks going up... whole city seemed to be being rebuilt...
Not sure how I feel about that after Grenfall but I suppose it stops urban sprawl.
As I recall I think you could stand them all on Anglesey. Plaid Cymru may object.
Far more social or rented housing? Fewer pesky homeowners to deal with?
The flats are probably private with proper safety mechanisms. It means though our cities could have similar density levels to places like Barcelona in future.
Apparently having looked it up - The whole world's population could just about fit into Essex.
It certainly wasn't the world
At the standard crowd density of 1 person per square metre you'd fill Australia with the population of the world (almost exactly)
At half that density (which is a tight fit) the world population would fill India
As for the population of Europe the closest fits at standard crowd density would be Zambia (bit of room still to spare) or Myanmar (very very full and probably not the place to go)
The trouble with Myanmar is they have to share the space with the population of Burma.
Lots of farmland.... Argh s’right.