Monday, January 1, 2007 at 7:21 am

Moving 15,000 People per Hour

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What does it take to move 15,000 people per hour using various forms of transportation? This diagram shows that a street would require 17 lanes, a freeway would require seven lanes, but light rail, subways and other rail systems could do it with a double-track line — and with capacity to spare. To put it another way, a rail corridor would require one fifteenth the right-of-way width that a street would need to move the same number of people. Via Kottke.

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