Re: [carfree_cities] Squash the 6 lobes?
- Mark Watson said:
>Wouldn't tighter curves slow the metro down? And make it more noisy?It adds to the total curvature, but does not reduce the radius
of the tightest curve, which the design keeps quite gentle. This
isn't really a problem.
>Are we talking about making the 'loop' of each lobe 'linear'? Like theThe closed loop has some operational advantages and sometimes
>spokes of a wheel. IMO, this only helps some bike/ped trips & makes others
provides shorter routing for trips within the lobe. It's
not essential, and in some cases may be impossible to achieve.
It's simply, IMHO, the ideal.
>Or 'folding' the lobes themselves next to each other? Why would you do thisThat, and a shortage of land, are the only real reasons I can see.
>unless you are constricted by the local geological features?
>And, assumingAdapting the reference design to existing cities will be an art,
>you are starting fresh, the most efficient spot for the 'hub' is in the
>center. Working from what exists is a different story...
not a science.
J.H. Crawford Carfree Cities