Not just for commuting for work, but for everyday use like shopping and visiting friends
Just guessing; do you live in "nicotama"? :lol:I don't even know..... how do you count the millions and millions in that jam-packed Yamanote and Keihin Touhoku lines... I read somewhere that on workdays, it is 85~90% by PT, and for leisure, given that crowdedness on weekends is only little different from workdays, probably 75~80%. At least, I would never drive to Shibuya or Akiba. It will be a hell to find a parking space.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Hong_KongHong Kong has a highly developed and sophisticated transport network, encompassing both public and private transport. Over 90% of the daily journeys are on public transport, making it the highest in the world.
(wikipedia article about Hartford)With thirty per cent of the population living below the poverty line, Hartford's rate of poverty is second in the United States only to Brownsville, Texas. About 28.2% of families were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over.
Yeah, that has happen in many places, also in Europe. The Netherlands used to have quite an extensive regional/rural tram network in the late 1800's/early 1900's. I guess they were deemed not profitable.The region had an actually dense tram network a few decades ago, but that's in the past.
Places like Manhattan and Shinjuku (is that right?) should certainly have them. Metered parking will pay for the maintenance.Underground parking garages are expensive to construct and maintain.
But necessary in inner city districts imo. Nothing kills a central city like huge parking lots.