Sunday, February 24, 2008

Thoughts on the Decline

Everyone's running out of money right now. Much of parking and sprawl are privately funded, while transit and livable streets projects (and roads) are primarily publicly funded. Here's the task I see for proponents of transit and livable streets:

Get public funding secured as much as possible for transit and livable streets, and get roads as defunded as possible. Then try to stall parking and associated sprawl projects until they run out of funding. Hopefully by the time anyone can afford to build anything again there'll be more of a public consensus, and more private money, for transit and livable streets.

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