Posted by steve on October 18, 2004
Got into discussion with several people about cities. I was saying according to my calculations (I freely admit I’m no expert) that you could build cities to house one million people in such a way that you need no roads, that population density is less than that of the London suburb Ealing, and that all you need is one underground train North-South and one East-west and everything will be in easy walking distance to everything else.
See the Radiality Report from earlier inventing trips (link below)
It turns out the Swedish Green party is advocating along the same lines.
People have been getting really irate when I suggest it (what about goods transport, what about old people, what about how could I carry my XXX to my customers?).
Cool. I like a good debate. I still maintain it seems no sense in A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF URBAN SPACE BEING TAKEN UP BY ROADS. Is this the best we can do?
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