I don't understand why Chicago could build elevated light rail in 1893 and Austin isn't considering it now. There are lots of possible ways to build such a system that instead of slowing down traffic at grade would add value to the entire city.

Disney World has been running a commercial monorail for decades. This can't possible be difficult.

Although of course cost is a serious matter I think the light rail expansion proposed was not attractive for other reasons besides cost. The existing Metro line causes at least as many traffic problems as it solves. We don't need more like that.

We could also elevate bike lanes, sometimes on the same structure.

Why aren't we thinking about the third dimension? It baffles me.

2 Votes

Mt (Michael Tobis)

Location: District 5 2 years ago in Commuting
  • Flag


Most active conversations!



Share your ideas

How can we improve transportation?
Share your ideas with 1,209 other Austinites!

Edit your Idea

How can we improve transportation?

Flag this post?

Is this inappropriate content?

Delete this post?

Are you sure you want to
delete this post?

This cannot be undone