Making it harder to drive

An interesting article appeared in late March on the Streetsblog site.

“The U.S. has spent the last 60 years making sure motorists could endanger everything from public health and safety to public transportation budgets and not feel a thing.”

Public transit will not really flourish until it gets more difficult to drive. This is evident in Ireland and other European countries where parking space is at a premium, the roads are very narrow, and gas costs about $9 a gallon.

In America we keep widening roads, allowing cars to get bigger and go faster, and we build parking garages and convert green space to parking lots. And at less than $4 a gallon for gas, believe it or not, that’s a bargain

Jan

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