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4 Responses to Tweetstorm: Cities, Cars, & Roads

  1. Oscar Gordon says:

    He’s right, but the comparison to cigarettes is poor. Cigarettes are a luxury, not something that is practically a necessity. Vilify cars without a practical path to robust transit that doesn’t leave people wondering how to get around, and you’ll fail.

    It’s why I’m betting on electric autonomous cars for hire.

    • trumwill says:

      I agree. This is where I think the “Stop building roads first and then people will have to use transit” starts to sound like “With lower taxes, we’ll have to cut government.”

  2. Michael Cain says:

    Build a sufficiently good transit system and cars disappear on their own. Edge cases from my life in the last couple of weeks — get five days worth of groceries with the 2.5-year-old granddaughter in tow; outdoor recreation with modest equipment outside the urban core; move three boxes of books to a recycling center that handles used books.

    • Oscar Gordon says:

      Pure mass public transit (trains, busses) dies on the edge cases. Taxis can handle the edge cases if they can be afforded by all (rather than just middle class and above).

      Autonomous cars would ideally be affordable enough for the poor to hire (especially if they had transportation assistance like many busses & trains do).

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