I adore mass transit and think cars should be banned from cities. I’m also a complete train nerd, as evidenced by the pathological amount of hours I’ve sunk into optimizing junction signaling (among other adventures) in games like Transport Tycoon. And yet, I find the adoration that surrounds trams to be completely bewildering. I'm
Next time I design a cloned dinosaur park I will definitely avoid the tram design flaw.
I remember riding in a trolley bus in the 1960s with my mom to go visit my grandmother. At intersections of big streets with their own trolley lines the sky looked like a giant spider web of criss-crossing wires.
Cities in the western US are completely different from the denser cities of Europe and the eastern US. Trams are completely wasted here, buses only marginally less. The only public transportation that makes sense is some kind of variant of Uber/Lyft.
Jurassic Park was an insurance scam?
Does that mean Michael Lewis is going to turn it into a book called "The Big-Toothed Short"?
I find trams a lot more comfortable than buses, because you’re not bouncing around as much and they’re quieter ( than diesel buses). Also, they make for much nicer streets because they’re quieter and cars are deprioritised.
Both. The cost would be prohibitive. But even more, the west has a libertarian streak which would be impossible to break without gross compulsion. And since the western US is heavily armed, that’s not going to happen. The second amendment is not going away anytime soon.
Tourists getting their rental bikes stuck in tram rails is one of the traditional sights kf Amsterdam, I wouldn’t have it any other way
The only benefit I can think of for that weird electric jeep transportation system is no one has to drive, and everyone can spend the whole time looking at dinosaurs