Well Put: From “The War On The Carless”
Monday’s Quote Well Put
If there was ever a “war” involving cars, it ended long ago, and cars won.”
~ By David Roberts, in The War On the Carless
Roberts’ editorial is more than what you’d expect after reading this one sentence. Focusing on Seattle, it’s a reflective look at the ongoing discussion taking place all over the world. It’s informative and loaded with useful links, including this counter editorial.
The full paragraph to the above quote:
“If there was ever a “war” involving cars, it ended long ago, and cars won. Their dominance has been so total for so long that we’ve come to think of public spaces designed to accommodate two-ton vehicles as the default state of affairs. The public, including the poor and working-class who are most likely to rely on public transit, massively subsidizes roads and parking. Even the most marginal efforts to charge drivers for the services they enjoy (with, say, parking fees) is greeted as an act of hostility.”
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