Monday, February 7, 2011

Light Rail Rejected in Site Built for Light Rail


See that wide median running down the boulevard? That's where the light rail will go. Or not, as it may turn out.

So much for the widely-touted concept of “transit-ready” development. The residents of an acclaimed new urbanist village built around planned light rail (or bus rapid transit) stops have decided that they don’t actually want the transit their community was designed for. So let’s be more careful about the claims we make for master-planned suburban development, shall we?

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