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Homeless in Canada/ Secure in Singapore

Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to North America. For those looking to relocate within the US or Canada, discuss your experiences and pros/cons of each domestic region.

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Taco
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Homeless in Canada/ Secure in Singapore

Post by Taco » November 18th, 2011, 11:43 pm


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Post by momopi » November 19th, 2011, 3:05 am

I don't think this writer understands the cost of building subways. Above-ground light rail typically cost $20-$40 million per mile, and subways can cost up to 3-digit millions per mile to build (see; Seattle). Singapore is a small island city state vs. Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world. Light rail only makes sense in densely populated urban areas of Canada. In areas with lower density, it's much cheaper to build freeways at cost of $2.x million per lane mile.

Subway costs:
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commut ... ymore/456/

Wiki has a pretty good article on Singapore public housing projects w/pricing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_hou ... _Singapore

Compare price difference from 2000 to 2010:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_hou ... re#Pricing

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