You can argue long what should be the public urban transport and time and time again to reinvent the wheel with square wheels, but better to see how the situation is the case in developed countries and to compare with what we have now.
So at the beginning of March we Anatoly Dolgachev and Alexander Samsonov drove in various cities in Europe and praised the work of the public transport of Gdańsk. By public transport are tram, bus, trolley, subway, city train, waterbus. All these modes of transport in different variations is present in Europe, but the most popular in the cities, comparable in area and population with Vladivostok, it is destroyed by a tram here. And he is popular in all the cities and in the small Pilsen and in millions of Munich and Strasbourg and in the plains no less mountainous than Vladivostok, Prague.
Trams in Europe run on ordinary roads with cars sometimes together sometimes by dedicated band often in the center of the road. For this dedicated band also allowed movement of buses.
Dedicated tram lane in Pilsen with a moving bus on it
If the road narrows, and there is the likelihood of congestion, preventing the movement of the tram, the movement of cars at this location is not allowed. Because of this tram is not in traffic and runs on a schedule, which is very convenient.
Tram in Europeanization is a high-speed transport, sometimes had to watch as our car, riding up the hill to the maximum permitted speed of 60 km / h, easily ahead of the tram running 80 kilometers under the tram drivers see for speeding not fined.
Several trams, such as this one Prague, may, if necessary, to lie down and literally on the road that would be able to call the tram wheelchair users or a woman with a baby carriage.
In Strasbourg, for the convenience of disabled people just lifted tram stops, making them the likeness of railway platforms.
In addition to the ultra-modern Czech Republic still appear old-fashioned trams: