Inconvenient Truths About Light Rail

Transport Engineer Sturat Donovan on the troubles with light rail.
Published on July 6, 2011

Occasional Frontier contributor Stuart Donovan has a great blog about light rail and its limitations.

When you gather all this evidence together (as well some other factors that I have not had time to discuss – such as choke point geometry and density) I have to conclude that light rail is not the solution to Auckland’s transport problems.  Nonetheless, light rail does have some undoubted advantages in terms of ride quality and place-making, both of which stem from the fact that it runs on fixed tracks.

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