Smarter Ways to Get from Here to There
Smarter Ways to Get from Here to There: Perugia, Italy, is a city that has made a concerted effort to eliminate car traffic from the urban environs, with people moving around via a unique system of escalators and frequent, reliable mini-trains. How could this approach work in other cities, and could similar approaches be adapted for long-distance travel to reduce reliance on personal automobiles?
There was a party in Perugia when the MiniMetrò came to town in 2008. Hailed by city-dwellers as a revolution in public transportation, the MiniMetrò is a tram-style transit system engineered by the Italian-based Leitner Group. For mid-sized European cities like Perugia, concepts like MiniMetrò are a unique solution to an ages-old transportation problem: the modern city