Tuesday, April 17, 2012

People are forced to use cars, because there are so few alternatives

“It’s so clear that we just don’t see eye to eye” « Beyond the Cul de Sac: "The implication is that there is not enough demand for transit services to justify spending any real money on improving or expanding them … but there’s no exploration of why that might be. Could it be that transit doesn’t serve most people’s neighborhoods, or at least not well enough to justify relying on it as one’s primary mode of transportation? Could that be because the densities in America’s sprawling suburbs are often too low to justify regular transit service? Could it also be because of a historical conservative opposition to transit in general, which has made it incredibly hard to actually allocate funds to develop and expand transit to the point where it might actually be a workable alternative for people who don’t want to (or can’t) drive?

Transit use is low because, since the end of World War II, we have built our country in such a way that has made transit very difficult for the vast majority of people to use regularly. It’s that simple."

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