A Call For A Car Alternative

A columnist issues a call for an alternative to the oil dependent, traffic-inducing automobile.
August 17, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The dirty little secret of urban planning is that traffic systems tend to behave like computer systems. Create new capacity and it will be used; create even more capacity, and it will be used even more... Ah, but those cars! They swarm like locusts in a field of wheat...

Let's put our heads together with the Wall Street and Detroit crowd and see if we can come up with a logical alternative to the car... Maybe you drive it sometimes; other times maybe it becomes part of a train. Perhaps sometimes it runs on pavement, other times on elevated ramps, or even subsurface. Sometimes you drive it, other times you surrender control to automated guidance."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, August 16, 2004 in MetroWest Daily News
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