A picture is worth: A streetcar stuck in traffic

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© Laurence Lui on Twitter

Years ago, Mike showed us the Amount of Space Required to Transport People by Car, Bus, or Bicycle. This photo by Laurence Lui taken this morning in Toronto shows another version of the same idea, from inside the streetcar.

Remarkably, the response of some politicians in Toronto to this problem is to get rid of the streetcars. Doug Ford, the mayor's brother, recently told reporters that "Nothing’s more frustrating for people driving downtown than to get stuck behind a streetcar." But who is stuck behind who?

A picture is worth: A streetcar stuck in traffic
A single streetcar can carry a lot of people, but it doesn't do anyone any good if it is stuck behind a lot of cars.

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