I really like Gothenburg, one of the largest cities in Sweden where I just spent a number of days until leaving Saturday for where I am now, Unterageri, Switzerland. I’ve worked in Gothenburg before and while I always liking it there, I had not quite known why. Having recently studied a lot of urban planning literature, I realize what it has that I like…walkability, public transportation and plenty of room for bicycles and wide sidewalks!
The Gothenburg tram has over 50 miles of track and is the largest light rail network in Scandinavia. This plus an extensive bus and boat network has helped to connect and energize the city. Similar to the improbable Providence Subway Map, in Gothenburg the soft ground prevents tunneling, leading to well-designed above-ground transportation options. Here are some photos in case you ever want to talk ‘doable urban utopianism’ to your city planners and politicians.
- Marc Levitt, Host & Co-Executive Producer