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I humbly suggest if the planners really want to improve the local economy they construct the road such that it runs into a river.  The local emergency response crews would get extra work.  The local tow trucks and car repair shops would get extra work.  The local legal industry would receive a boost by everybody suing everybody else.  The local rent-a-car establishments would benefit.  Various local shops would get additional business from the forced stay-overs.  The hospital would get more Insurance money from longing stays.

In a larger context, the automobile industry in Ireland would receive a boost as people used the insurance money to replace their vehicles.  News media would find their sales increasing as more people bought their product(s) to follow the inevitable controversy.  And so on and so forth.

I beg to suggest: this proposal would be a major Win.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Jul 14th, 2011 at 02:09:30 PM EST
Even better: build canals along the road. This will provide more jobs, irrigation, as well as all the advantages you list. It works in the Netherlands.
by gk (gk) on Thu Jul 14th, 2011 at 02:22:39 PM EST
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An especially interesting suggestion given that the road rises from near sea level to c. 800 feet. Think of all the locks and lock keepers required!  There was however a Tram which traversed the route which was closed in 1932. When it comes to public transport, we have been going backwards for a long time.  However the Luas has just been extended to Saggart at the Tallaght end of the Route... and could be extended to the Blessington/Naas area...



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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 14th, 2011 at 02:37:44 PM EST
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Now that's good looking transportation!
by sgr2 on Thu Jul 14th, 2011 at 03:48:06 PM EST
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Regrettably our hospitals are already over-crowded, our courts are chock-a-block with lawyers fee incentivised proceedings, we don't have an auto-mobile industry, our newsmedia manufacture lots of stories without the need for reality intrusion, and the local hotel has closed.

When it comes to digging holes, we already have that process off pat.  CRH will even fill them in again for you using radioactive hospital waste as infill. Pity about the lake which is the major water source for Dublin...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 14th, 2011 at 02:31:09 PM EST
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Pity about the lake which is the major water source for Dublin...

Since all of the planners and politicians spend a lot of time in Dublin it should give you and your brother great pleasure to take your animals down to the lake where all can have a satisfying piss.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jul 14th, 2011 at 06:06:39 PM EST
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Well we don't actually do that, but it is a a beautiful spot to wander and the wildlife gives it a touch of magic.



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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 14th, 2011 at 06:36:28 PM EST
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