inspiration: GHOST TRAIN

inspiration: GHOST TRAIN

The transportation network is often referred to as the "bones" of a city.  It is easy to understand why; the streets form the underlying structure of a city, much like the bones form the underlying structure of the human body.  The term has another side to it though; referring to the permanence of the network, and the difficulty in changing those bones of the city.  When a route is laid on the earth, it is likely to remain through time and development.  You can see this process occurring throughout the world; from the many roads and city plans of the ancient Roman empire still in use today to the famous Broadway that cuts through Manhattan's grid, originally a Native American trade path through the island.

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