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    I don't think anyone has a god-given right to...

    I don't think anyone has a god-given right to drive into Manhattan. These idiots should be taxed. The quickest stats I found on who is driving into Manhattan come from (admittedly) anti-car...
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    The number of people driving is still a minority...

    The number of people driving is still a minority regardless of where they live, so unless they vote at very high rates I don't see why our elected representatives would accommodate them at the...
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    January 29, 2007
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    I doubt busses have the cachet to raise property...

    I doubt busses have the cachet to raise property values/tax revenue as much. Shortsighted thinking about infrastructure investment makes the city stagnate.
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    Fuel cells are a red herring because it currently...

    Fuel cells are a red herring because it currently takes more energy (coal and nuclear generated electricity) to produce hydrogen than fuel cells produce. They are actually more polluting than fossil...
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    I've harped on this before, but... Jane Jacobs...

    I've harped on this before, but... Jane Jacobs has written that traffic is not a constant flow like water - it does not divert, it decreases. When 5th avenue was closed through Washington Sq. Park,...
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    I very selfishly like the idea b/c the imagined...

    I very selfishly like the idea b/c the imagined North Brooklyn ferry/42nd st. light rail is a much more appealling commute for me than the G (which doesn't deserve quite as much scorn as it gets). I...
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    I don't think you have to cut off car traffic to...

    I don't think you have to cut off car traffic to have surface rail - I think the two are separate issues. I have nothing to do with the vision42 site.



    For all the bravado of nyers, there is...
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    I'm not sold on elevated trains - I can't help...

    I'm not sold on elevated trains - I can't help think of Broadway in Williamsburg, even though I know a modern train would be less bulky. Some of my favorite cities to walk around have streetcars of...
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    42nd Street Light Rail

    From the NY Post:

    42ND ST. SHUTTLE A RAIL GOOD IDEA By ANGELA MONTEFINISE

    Crosstown travel might get a futuristic twist if a plan to bring a light-rail system to New York City...
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