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it offers at least the possibility for significantly greater development/sprawl along a longer route

No, not "along" a route. Unlike the alternative investment in Expressways, its only at distinct points along the route, with each point widely spaced.

Which by contrast to the status quo means of providing the same intercity transport capacity, is more clustered development, and therefore less sprawl development.


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 03:17:13 PM EST
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Looking at 19th century Sweden, building railroad clusters the population already living in an area closer to the train station. Villages that got a train station grew at the expense of their neighbours.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 at 03:51:12 PM EST
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