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Old Posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Ant131531 View Post
Oh suburbs would have ALWAYS happened simply because some people prefer the space and quieter life, but the urban cores of most decent size cities wouldn't be so blighted and rail solutions would have been much easier to pass. You'd have many walkable cities just like Europe. The US prior to 1950 had a whole bunch of walkable urban cities(and would be even more walkable today had they kept developing) but the period between 1950-1990 just killed many urban cores and many cities lost 40-50 years of continuous urban development on top of destroying much of their urban fabric.
if you believe the conspiracy theory, maybe even earlier thanks to big oil and the auto industry.....consider the general motors streetcar conspiracy if you've never read about it....
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