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Land use UK

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Didactylos4, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    And while we're at it, how many houses could be built on cycle lanes?
     
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Toll roads?
     
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Only encountered them on the motorways... and it certainly served to keep them traffic free [while obviously pricing the poorest off them].
     
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    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.
     
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  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    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.
     
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  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    So a tax on rural economies in order to fund better infrastructure in urban areas?
    :p
     
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    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.
     
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  8. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    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 ;)
     
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  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    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.
     
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  10. burajda

    burajda Lead commenter

    As I recall I think you could stand them all on Anglesey. Plaid Cymru may object.
     
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  11. burajda

    burajda Lead commenter

    Far more social or rented housing? Fewer pesky homeowners to deal with?
     
  12. burajda

    burajda Lead commenter

    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.
     
  13. burajda

    burajda Lead commenter

    Apparently having looked it up - The whole world's population could just about fit into Essex.
     
  14. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    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)
     
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  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    The trouble with Myanmar is they have to share the space with the population of Burma.
     
  16. silkywave

    silkywave Occasional commenter

    Lots of farmland.... Argh s’right.
     

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