1812Re: Seattle monorail.
- Nov 1, 2000my problem with monorail is that from street level the track looks
like an elevated freeway and thenegative effect on street livability
is probaly comprobable. The name of the pressure group says it
well "rise above it all" - and presumably leave the old city to die,
the urban renewal specialists of the 50s and 60s had similar ideas.
Trams/Streetcars work so well because they mesh with the existing
fabric of the city, ensuring a lively buzz at street level. San
Francisco has a fleet of streetcars that must give and take with
other street traffic. They are slow but always packed and as such
they enrich the city, rather than subtract from it.
--- In email@example.com, "Ronald Dawson" <rdadddmd@t...>
> I saw this at ENN, also on the second page there is nice photo of aSounder
> commuter train.Dawson
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