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Public Transit And 'Fractal Stupidity'

British management consultant Peter Cochrane wonders if society's belief that public transit is the answer is in fact, 'fractal stupidity'.
March 19, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Our politicians and leaders believe that the train should be our primary choice and we must reduce the number of cars on our roads. Would it work? How many trains would we need, even if we could get them to be both reliable and on time... But the best we might achieve would be one every 10 minutes – say 12 an hour – six to come and six to go. And at this level such a train service would only contribute an insignificant 6 per cent relief. So is it remotely feasible that any train system could make a real difference?"

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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