08 December, 2005

Seven Dubai monorails planned :: Gulf News

Gulfnews: Seven Dubai monorails planned

Monorails capture the imagination. They are great if you have money to burn. Perhaps somebody does.

UPDATE: The ever vigilant TN asks in the comments, "wasn't this a Simpsons episode?" Yes: The Simpsons: Marge vs. The Monorail.

2 comments:

BD said...

Dubai is so visionary--the palm islands, the World, Burj Dubai, etc. But what makes this all happen is, as you mention, money and an autocratic goverment. Autocracy has its faults (read North Korea, Iran...), but in terms of getting things done (and built) it can be the great facilitator. Dubai, like China, is able to push through its grand designs. Seattle, New York, New Orleans... have to persuade the electorate.

Tim Newman said...

Erm, wasn't there a Simpsons episode about this?

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