Pollution and Traffic Congestion Are Cultural Problems

Mark Bauerlein blames the "car-culture" for pollution, traffic congestion, and loss of public life and points out why "this is a cultural problem, not a transportation problem."
November 8, 2001, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Car culture divides residential areas from shopping districts. It lets builders create subdivisions with no neighborhood services. It encourages road construction that scoffs at bike lanes and skips sidewalks... Meanwhile, the pollution thickens, the roads turn more pedestrian-unfriendly, and public life declines. This is a cultural problem, not a transportation problem.

Thanks to Robert Hopwood

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Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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