7736Re: [carfree_cities] RE: Visualize Car-Free Illichville.
- Oct 17, 2004Richard Risemberg wrote:
> > (The difference between heavy rail and light rail is mainly inValid point, in North America corparate/political leaders are often not very
> > the collision resistance of the vehicles, with heavy-rail vehicles
> > built to fare reasonably well in collisions with other heavy-rail
> > equipment.)
> > Germany has been experimenting with some mixed operations. Clearly,
> > there is a risk involved, but if the operation is well thought out,
> > it ought to be acceptable.
>I have little faith that it would work well in the Land of the Cheap and
>the Home of the Knave...we have a cult of operational sloppiness here in
>the US, and of sloughing off on maintenance and staff to increase
acountable even to shareholders and not to mention voters.
>The "rugged individual" myth translates in realityI've been in the cab many times and I can't say I have ever seen that kind
>into an I'll-get-mine-fuck-you attitude, and so I'd rather *not* be
>sharing my trolley tracks with 6,000 horsepower GE line engines pulling
>10,000 tons of Toyotas across the country.
of attitude amongst engineers or motormen. I've seen this "up yours"
mentality on highways though.
Till later, Andrew Dawson
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