84RE: [carfree_cities] Re: DoMoreRoadsSolveTrafficCongestion??
- Apr 15, 2000Looney Goons wrote:
>Unfortunately, you're right. More roads = more traffic, andOne question I have is, why is it that in Paris they building these things
>ultimately more congestion. In fact, there is a direct correlation
>between the volume of traffic and the amount of paved roads.
called Metroroutes, basically auto only tunnels?
>The obvious answer is to provide mass-transit systems such as subwaysLike wise, but politics often get in the way.
>or surface railways. These are, however, relatively expensive
>options, which is why roads tend to be built instead.
>You say that you have two rivers flowing through the city, oneA problem with those of us in more temperate climates is that rivers freeze.
>through the most congested parts of town. Rivers are not ideal for
>carrying passengers due to the slow speed of boats, but freight is a
>different matter. You might try taking freight off the roads and onto
>the water where possible, the spare road capacity could then be set
>aside for public transport.
>Integrated river / rail terminals could also provide a link into theFerrying stuff could be a good start.
>national rail system, enabling commerce to operate more easily.
>If you do settle on a subway system, then cut and fill would be theThe cut and cover technique has been around for a while, but one problem
>cheapest option for you to implement. Basically, this involves
>digging a large trench, lining the floor and sides with reinforced
>concrete, laying the rails and putting the lid on. Earth is then used
>to fill the hole so that it's flush with the street.
with it is that if there are utilities under the street it can be difficult
to reroute them.
>India does have a good deal of rail expertise, so I'm sure you'll getMore often or not it's a lack of political will and not a technical thing.
>the problem licked sooner or later - just bear in mind the lessons of
>the traffic jammed cities of the US and Europe.
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