Transportation Fairy Tales?

Wendell Cox charges that Ventura County, CA's plans to promote alternative transit strategies over expanding highways is a "fairy tale" that will result in additional pollution and more traffic.
February 15, 2006, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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" 'The growing congestion problems on county roads and highways cannot be solved solely by building our way out of it by adding and widening roads,' stated a resolution passed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 24.

Irrational opposition to highway and roadway expansion is making Ventura County and other areas around the country far more congested than necessary.

...The basic problem is providing a real alternative to the automobile. This requires a system or service that can actually persuade people to voluntarily get out of their cars.

...Consider this: Mass transit currently supplies less than one-quarter of 1 percent of all transportation in Ventura County. That means for every one mile traveled by mass transit, more than 400 miles are traveled by car."

[Editor's note: Requires free registration.]

Thanks to Wendell Cox

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Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 in Ventura County Star
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