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Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Transit and Taxes

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  • phillip m. torrone
    i spent my honeymoon in japan, it s an amazing example of public transit (and a culture that really embraces technology for the good of the society). there are
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 19, 2003
      i spent my honeymoon in japan, it's an amazing example of public transit
      (and a culture that really embraces technology for the good of the society).

      there are some pictures of the various rail and train systems here (as well
      as other stuff):
      http://www.insomedia.com/japan/

      cheers,
      pt

      Karen Sandness wrote:
      > In Japan, the private transit lines were also developed by real
      > estate and resort companies. However, the companies also owned
      > department stores, and they cleverly arranged it so that the transit
      > lines terminated in the basements of their department stores. If
      > you've been to Japan, you know that department stores typically have
      > lavish gourmet supermarkets in their basements. It was a perfect
      > match. The stores were guaranteed foot traffic, and the commuters
      > could pick up something for dinner--or grab a quick meal in one of
      > the department store's restaurants-- on their way home. On weekends,
      > the stores, with their restaurants, live theaters, art galleries, and
      > roof gardens, provide a destination for suburbanites.
      >
      > It's an interesting symbiotic arrangement.
      >
      > In transit,
      > Karen Sandness
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