Re: [carfree_cities] Freight thoughts
>> It's just the handling problem. We would need two systems, which isIn a silimlar vein, in Japan delivery trucks often have sides that lift
>> simply not economic.
> In the UK there's the mini-modal option.
open to allow loading and unloading while they are parallel
parked--eliminates the need for loading docks, which would take up a
huge amount of room the Japanese put to better uses. Trucks just
parallel park and uload onto the sidewalk when it's not otherwise busy.
Believe they're called "butterfly trucks," or something like that.
The trucks are of course smaller than US trucks.
They also have voices: when the turn signal comes on, the trucks says,
"Excuse me; I'm turning left" (or right, of course). This is for
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