Monday, December 31, 2007

The End of Sprawl?

Although the end of sprawl will require painful changes, it will also provide a badly needed opportunity to take stock of the car-dependent, privatized society that has evolved over the past 60 years and to begin imagining different ways of living and governing. We may discover that it's not so bad living closer to work, in transit- and pedestrian-friendly, diverse neighborhoods where we run into friends and neighbors as we walk to the store, school or the office. We may even find that we don't miss our cars and commutes, and the culture they created, nearly as much as we feared we would.

Washington Post


Peter said...

I would be happy if the NASCAR idiots out where I live just started carpooling, 3 or 4 to a car. It's much less socially acceptable to commit murder of a bicycle commuter (me) when passengers are watching the homicide unfold.

bob said...

The only good argument I've ever heard against carpooling is that you can't smoke a joint on the way to work.

But that, of course, depends on who you carpool with, don't it?