Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How pro-transit people shoot themselves in the foot.

I read the following on the Seattle-based Alaska Viaduct project in the Infrastructurist:

McGinn’s statements suggest that this megaproject may still be defeated. For the sake of a city with exciting light rail plans and big-city potential, we hope this happens, since the tunnel is too expensive and will only advance the interests of car commuters, rather than encourage them to try transit.


Let me stipulate that the project may very well not pass a cost-benefit test. But the line "will only advance the interests of car commuters" reflects both snobbishness and detachment from reality. According to this blog, more than four-fifths of commuter trips and 85 percent of all trips in Seattle are made in private automobiles. Complaining that something advances the interest of auto commuters is like complaining about advancing the interest of, say, children--pretty much every one of us is one, or loves someone who is.

As the Onion so wisely headlined, "98 percent of US commuters favor public transportation for others."

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rohit said...

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martin russel said...

well to get better we need a better plan. really it may be possible that government start the work for light rail plan asap. i am agree with you as the tunnel may be very very expensive.
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