Friday, October 10, 2008

Driven to Dispair - PBS NOW

Wonderful analysis of exurbia and rethinking transit in the USA.

With gas prices spiking and home values crumbling, the American working class dream of a cheap commute to work from ever-appreciating houses on the fringes of suburbia has become more like an American nightmare. NOW on PBS, with Blueprint America, examines this crisis through the example of southern California.


roving_looney said...

just finished watching the episode. it really is a car culture out there, but unfortunately, its more a way of life than just a hunk of metal that has to be faced.

the sooner people stop being afraid of riding a bus with "strangers", the sooner this will be a country with citizens in communities instead of consumers in suburbia.

Mike Peters said...

People are afraid of strangers until they meet a few, and then realize they actually live in a community.

Transit creates civilization.