trainspol subtoot 

"trains can't service small out of the way towns so we need cars"

that's literally how it was before cars


trainspol subtoot 

@tranarchist inspired by this toot i went to look some historical rail networks and learned that less than a century ago in belgium there were almost 5000 km interurban tram tracks — more than actual railways.

there are provincial maps at the bottom of the wikipedia page, which give you a rough idea how even small rural villages were served by rail.

re: trainspol subtoot 

@Stoori @tranarchist There was a recent Not Just Bikes about how awesome Switzerland's train system is, and how lots of tiny towns have great service. It's not just possible, it's nice to have:

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