Wessels on Transportation

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Citybeat has an column by Joe Wessels on highway widening.  He concludes:

Highways are expensive to build, and when we maintain them properly they’re expensive to keep up. Highways also are bad for the environment. The cars that drive on them spew harmful pollutants into the air.

Generations behind mine see cars as inconveniences more than a symbol of freedom and independence. Good public transit makes much more sense to them, not just in cleaner air but in less congestion and more concentrated population centers that translate into better shopping, entertainment and nightlife, less crime and fewer auto accidents.

That’s the future, not more highway lanes and more traffic.


2 thoughts on “Wessels on Transportation

    David said:
    April 15, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Good work, Joe. I think some of the older generations need the reminder that their perspective is one way of looking at things, but not the only one. It is all about choice.

    John Schneider said:
    April 15, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I was wondering when the plan to bring I-74 through Hyde Park and Anderson Township would start to be covered in the local press. There’s a story here.

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