Taxing Gridlock In Arizona

An editorial in the Arizona Daily Star argues that Arizona needs to make sacrifices if it is to avoid an "environmental hell."
January 13, 2003, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Despite the American love affair with the internal combustion engine, it seems clear that if we don't look to alternatives to personal cars and trucks and bigger and wider roads, we will face diminishing returns in several important areas: Traffic will move even slower than it now does on Oracle Road at 5 p.m., foul smelling air laden with carcinogenic gases will increase, the rate of respiratory ailments will mushroom and eventually Tucson will take on the toxic brown-gray hue of downtown Phoenix during a winter inversion. That's just the beginning, of course, but it's not inevitable."

Thanks to Ladd Keith

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Published on Sunday, January 12, 2003 in Arizona Daily Star
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