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And you have to look at net impact. Being 10km from a town center to catch an HSR to nearby major employment center is not versus not living anywhere. under the premise, its versus living in the immediate outer-suburban belt around that major employment center, since the assumption is that local development rules encourage sprawl.

Assuming that the HSR authority is trying, picking station locations that net promote clustering as opposed to sprawl is reasonably straightforward. And if they aren't trying, then over-riding local planning authority and handing it to them instead does no good anyway.

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 01:00:23 PM EST
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