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Old Posted Sep 27, 2011, 2:53 PM
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Originally Posted by brian_b View Post
I've seen plenty just like them in Europe - these are just a fact of life I guess.

On the other hand, I have seen some incredibly compact stations in Paris, Berlin and Vienna that I doubt would ever be allowed in the US. As in one or two pumps next to a small curb lane that can hold only the cars getting fuel. No wasted space at all but the pumps were close enough to the road that a traffic accident could be devastating.
I saw one in Paris that was actually underneath a cantilevered portion of a building, something I can't imagine ever being allowed in the U.S. (and as much as I like density, I'm glad that wouldn't be allowed here).
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