Monday, September 12, 2016

Why Do People Love The Idea Of Monorails?

Basically any online discussion of mass transit has people chiming in saying we should build monorails. I've never been able to figure out why. I get mass transit haters. I don't get the monorail fetishists. Is it just that they thought they were cool when they rode one at Disney when they were kids? Have they not ridden one of the numerous airport monorails and noticed some of their obvious shortcomings?

But leaving aside any rational discussion of whether monorails are a superior choice over other options, they just seem to capture the imagination somehow. Two rails bad, one rail good!

I don't get it.