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Old 10-20-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Obviously, it would be gridlock. Malloric's link claimed removing the NYC transit system would add 49 hours / week to the average auto commuter's commute. In reality, those commutes would just disappear. A city that dense would need to sacrifice an enormous amount of space to function without transit. But regardless, the combination of light traffic and good transit isn't a common one. Regions with good transit don't really have much better transit than completely car-centric ones.
I assume you mean traffic, not transit?
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:16 PM
 
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Things like "auto-centric" and "transit-friendly" are not inherent qualities of a place--they are the result of design and deliberate decisions, and in many cases choosing one makes the other more difficult and vice versa. As with many such compromises, the middle ground isn't always that everyone is happy, but that the misery is relatively evenly spread around. A big, busy city with good transit will still have lots of traffic if it has automobile infrastructure and people want to be in that city. Detroit has wonderfully uncrowded freeways...
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I assume you mean traffic, not transit?
yes. fixed
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