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Environmental Design
ENDS 221
Patrick Condon

The rapid transit and pedestrian modes play entirely complementary roles while streetcar and pedestrian modes have partly overlapping rolesa less efficient arrangementYoull walk further to a rapid transit station but once youre there you can move at a high speed that makes that extra walk worthwhileDriverless rapid transit such as SkyTrain in Vancouver is also extremely frequent and reliable both factors that make a big difference to transits usefulness if youre making an intentional deadlineconstrained tripSo if you ultimately want to promote more sustainable and healthy modes of transportationrapid transit is better for this because although there wont be streetcars at every stoppeople will be more willing to walk that further distanceBut as several comments noted presen
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