Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
First, why would providing an Express HSR station ~ at a specific place, with land in its vicinity gaining additional value due to ease of getting to an Express HSR station ~ tend to increase sprawl relative to providing that same intercity transport capacity via roadworks? I do not follow the argument.

If the state or federal funding sources for an Express HSR corridor have the will and capacity to fight sprawl, all they need do is to not pick station locations that offer no infill development opportunities and do not integrate well with local transport networks.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 at 12:50:38 PM EST
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