Re: [carfree_cities] Taxi of the Future or Light-rail Replacement?
- Jym replied:
>=v= Just PRT with another name.It's important to hit this head-on. Most promoters of
>> Wherever possible, ULTra will run along the ground, but
>> some routes might require tracks to be raised on pillars
>> above roads, creating a truly futuristic look.
>=v= Yeah, like the "futuristic" El line in Chicago.
new transit modes want to put them up in the sky. They
realize that you can't have driverless vehicles at
grade level (except in limited-access areas, maybe),
and it costs too much to build their low-capacity systems
underground, so the only option they see is in the air.
Really, we've had enough experience with elevated systems
NEVER to build one in a city again. Ask anyone who ever
lived near one. Go look underneath the ones that still
exist (most have been torn down). It's a disaster not to
be repeated. Putting the things on rubber tires only helps
(not solves) the noise problem. Nothing fixes the visual