Friday, January 15, 2010

Nice place to visit

As many as eighty cities can now get new streetcars. Read about it here.

Where to start? One size never fits all. And there are no cost-benefit studies that suggest these modes are a good idea. That was 100 years ago.

All these new streetcars would be in the service of "livability." But do we expect that livability can be scripted via Washington (or any other) politics?

On the positive side, there has been some discussion in recent days about becoming more like Europe. Well it's a nice place to visit.


Re life in Europe, I just found this link at Cafe Hayek.


Clive Crook reflects on US-Europe comparisons. In passing, he says that the mostly one-way migration (from Europe to the U.S.) is "a mystery"