Driving In Circles

A new book examines the 'vicious cycle' of highway development and its impact on sprawl.
October 24, 2003, 8am PDT | David Gest
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In his new book, "Road to Ruin: An Introduction to Sprawl and How to Cure It," Gainesville city planner Dom Nozzi asserts that the "American obsession with improving conditions for cars rather than people" has created a car-friendly environment quite unpleasant for us humans. "We have essentially locked ourselves into our future," as increased highway construction continually leads to more traffic. The New Urbanist believes that "communities should offer a variety of lifestyle options so that residents can, if they choose, leave their cars in the driveway and walk, take a bus or bike to work."

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Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 in Gainesville Sun
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