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Randal O'Toole vs. the Livable Communities Act

O'Toole asks why, if there is such a demand for high-density, mixed-use housing, that the government needs to subsidize it?
June 18, 2010, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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O'Toole says that the findings in the Senate bill "claim that people who live in compact developments drive 20 to 40 percent less than average. In fact, part of this difference is due to planners confusing 'per household driving' with 'per capita driving.' In other words, compact developments have smaller households, so there is less per household driving, but when measured on a per capita basis, the driving is about the same."

"This is all garbage," says O'Toole.

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Published on Thursday, June 17, 2010 in The Antiplanner
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