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If we must have public transport in our cities make it as human scaled and low tech as possible. Small electric rolling stock running so often you do not need to bother with a time table (Sóller, Mallorca, population 14,148). #GoodUrbanism
Imagine having public transport that is so charming and so lovable the tourists come just to ride in it, or to photograph it.
Imagine having public transport so human scaled that when you need new rolling stock you ask the local mechanics and carpenters to make one for you instead of outsourcing it to a corporation on the other side of the planet in exchange for something that's a nightmare to maintain.
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India (Bhārat), aka Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya) constitutes a mosaic of paradoxes and contradictions starting with the existence of gigantic socio-economic disparities which are in sharp contrast with the spectacular technological development in most productive sectors.
Such contradictions reflect significant measurement discrepancies which, in India's case, could be on the order of hundreds of millions of people.
Furthermore, there is the problem of Islamic terrorists, who are trained abroad and find easy fuel in the contradictions within it.
Finally, there’s agriculture which, by some estimates, accounts for 90% of India’s water consumption. Farmers meet irrigation demands by indiscriminately extracting groundwater, which some say accounts for a quarter of the world’s groundwater usage.
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