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I disagree about the value of narrow streets.  Narrow streets are the best parts.  This guy makes the case far better than I can be bothered in a comment http://newworldeconomics.com/archives/tradcityarchive.html

The problem is perhaps the lack of public transport and a mistaken belief in the value of cars in cities.

I wish Australia would uses its money on building up its public transport and densifying its cities.  The more I live in the dense urban parts of the world, the more I appreciate them.

by njh on Fri Jul 27th, 2012 at 12:01:31 PM EST
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Do not get me wrong I love narrow streets if I look at them as tourists attraction but hey if it is a matter of traffic in your everyday life it's a nightmare. As for Belgrade's public transport , it is much more frequent and cheaper then here in Brisbane. All tho buses  are not of same standard unfortunately ( some are very old and without air condition etc, but also they got some pretty good ones as a present from Japan and other countries and some they bought new). Families in Belgrade used to have just one car per family for ages but yes it has changed...families now have more cars. On the other hand people use public transport much often then here in Brisbane.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Fri Jul 27th, 2012 at 08:15:21 PM EST
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