October 01, 2004

All for sprawl

- Tyler Cowen links to a couple of articles including one from the NY Times magazine which is attracting a lot of attention...link
Posted by Patrick Crozier at October 1, 2004 01:41 AM

The problem with sprawl, so worshipped by a certain type of libertarian, is that anyone who for any reason doesn't drive is, to pardon my French, completely fucked.

I'm sure it's possible, at least for smaller cities, to come up with a happy medium; dense enough to support a decent mass transit infrastructure without getting too clogged. The problem with cities like New York, London and Paris is that they've grown too big, it's almost impossible to have a transport strategy which satisfies everyone.

Transit advocates such as myself aren't anti-car. We just don't want to make them compulsory.

Posted by: Tim Hall at October 1, 2004 05:13 PM