Message from discussion design a city oriented to public transport
Subject: Re: design a city oriented to public transport
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In article <x4hzor59jcl....@Steam.Stanford.EDU>,
John McCarthy <j...@Steam.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> I'm a fan of the automobile, and I'm skeptical that people will find
> relying on public transport as satisfactory.
> Still, let a hundred flowers bloom, as Mao said just before he reduced
> it to just one red flower.
> Design a new city, relying on public transport. You need to get some
> multimillionaires to invest in building it and also to locate some of
> their companies in it. Otherwise, you can try to get the Government
> to pay for it.
Wrongo! The millionaires used the Autocompanies, the gas companies and
the tire companies to buy out the existing transit lines in the city so
cars could rule! The lines and routes were allready there!
Also highways do not pay for themselves. General tax finds is used to
pay for highwa
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