Do they have the Orange Line in Los Angeles in this? The Orange Line is NOT rail, it's a busway. This is the same as that Ottawa's Transitway is NOT light rail, it's a busway.I believe, however, that BRT and rail are complementary rapid transit modes. BRT is better than nothing.
Goes to show, LRT is the better mode for building transit networks. Subways should only be built where demand is warranted.
Matt,Don't worry, the L.A. map only shows rail. The main problem is that it doesn't show enough. By 2020 (the last year shown in the video) phase 2 of the Expo line should be complete, making the light blue line longer. There should also be a green line extension to LAX and an additional light rail line paralleling the green line. IF L.A. manages to accelerate the rail part of measure R (which seems likely) then there will several more rail extensions than the video predicts
Winston,Thank you anyway. While I have assignments in Carleton University to work on that I really should be starting, I've been, of late, working on a map of the Barcelona Metro. A new circumferential metro line, Line 9, is being built, and I'd like to include it. The first segment of the first phase to La Sagrera (and a new high speed rail station) opens next month. The rest of the line will open in 2014. I also include trams, as you will notice. :)
Matt, is this a real map or a fantasy map?
As I've said before, subways aren't really that great because there is a strong disincentive to travelling underground. Trams and light rail are much better for this, so I would want to make subways long hops (at least 5km) and ideally, join them at surface level with trams. I'm imagining a sort of rollercoaster ride with surface transfers with trams.
Alon,Yes, this is real. The first segment of L9 is opening next month, as I stated. Also, here's the new weblink:http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=101996212121253487336.000477ce3107eceef94fb&z=11I finally got in all the existing tram lines. It would be very good to connect the two isolated systems, and there are actual plans.
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