Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Transit and Taxes
- 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):
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