ruminations about architecture and design

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

public transit and its discontents

Ridin' in my car....

This graph is via the Antiplanner, who I follow occasionally. Although public transit use is higher than it has been since 1956, it still accounts for a small proportion of travel distance. What amazes me is the degree to which driving miles have outpaced population growth. Where the hell are we all going?

I am thinking of banning the use of the word "suburb" at towers of ilium. There is only the city--and there if we want to establish some arbitrary density cut-off for a habitation system that is not "city" then we'll set it so low that it only includes hinterlands like western Montana--basically any place where livestock outnumber humans.

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