Tuesday, August 26, 2014

About Cars

I like my car, and I use it a fair amount. But I'm glad I live in a city where I have a choice -- I can walk, ride a bike, take a train or a subway or a bus. We in the Northeast are fortunate that we have these options. A monoculture of cars is, in the end, self-defeating. And the demands of car culture over the last century have damaged older cities, like Philadelphia. I have no desire to park my car in my living room, but that is the way many homes have been constructed in Philly. We need to push back a little on the car.

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