- Jul 15, 2006
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It would make a great Pez dispenser.
I definitely trust a drop ride 1000 feet in the air built by somebody that can't spell braking.
When I look at Google Earth and see New York City, it looks so massive. But when I look at metro population, it’s just 4x Boston area. But if I eye ball Boston’s urban core and think about quadrupling it, it’s still not even close to Manhattan. What am I missing? I know metro areas aren’t perfect but it’s also not that far off.
I thought so as well but Boston Metro is 4,500 square miles whereas New York Metro is 4,669.0 square miles according to Wikipedia. My guess was more people commute in from beyond that metro area definition for work using commuter trains / rail supporting all the commercial development. But if I look at CSA populations between two areas, NY is less at 3x population of Boston. So I have no ideaLikely density. If you walk around Manhattan, you'll realize the shortest structure on each block is probably something like 10 stories.
In addition, every single family house, on average, likely occupies a smaller area than those you see in Boston
New IBX study just dropped.
Light rail has become the preferred alternative.
I'm happy they didn't go with the bus concept but I have 3 major worries:
1)This seems to be a completely different system not within the current subway or regional rail fair systems. Will we have to pay an extra fare to ride whatever this thing becomes? Will it become another Airtrain fair fiasco?
2) With light rail there is no other equivalent anywhere else on the system (except maybe the light rail in jersey but I don't even know if they are built to the same specs) If an issue arises on the IBX, particularly since it is only 2 tracks, the trains can not be rerouted since there is no where else to route these kinds of trains. One small train issue and the entire line grinds to a halt.
3) there is no planned station at Broadway Junction!? You will have to get off at Atlantic Ave, walk out of system 2 or 3 blocks, then reenter at Broadway Junction. Knowing anything about the MTA this will not be a free transfer.