Re: [carfree_cities] Transport Policy? An Explanation for
- I disagree about the noise of trains being as noxious as that of
automobiles. What I find so noxious about freeway noise is the almost
constant "tearing" roar of tyres on asphalt on all sides of a road as it
"rips" through great swathes of land blighting it it with a constant low key
roar audible for miles. The railway train is noisy at the time it passes but
the sound is intermittent and not unrelenting. After a train passes through
a rural valley the restoration of serenity is almost palpable.
One can set one's watch by some regular trains and there is something rather
special about the sound of a train horn in the night. Yes it must be rough
if the track of a city rail system passes right by your apartment window -
and this is a classic signal of the impoverished city apartment shaking from
floor to ceiling as the train goes by.
On 5/5/05 5:03 am, "Mike Morin" <mikemorin@...> wrote:
>> If motorists were ever
>> forced to pay the *TRUE* cost of driving, say, from Cleveland to
>> Chicago, guess what? The comparative cost of a passenger train
>> ticket would look pretty darn good, wouldn't it?
> As much as I detest automobiles, the noise that trains make are equally as
> noxious. Trains would be OK if people didn't live by the tracks. But they
> do. Simiilar things could be said about highways and busy streets.