Comment 104113

By arienc (registered) | Posted August 21, 2014 at 16:59:35 in reply to Comment 104111

The world need not revolve around you.

There will be people who can get from point A to point B much quicker when they don't have a car that they have to find and pay for a parking spot for.

There will be people who would be willing to wait a couple of minutes for a train to take them across town.

There are a lot of people who have walkers and bags attached to them who would benefit from a convenient service to get them to / from the grocery store.

There are a lot of people who don't need to go anywhere at 2AM.

There are a lot of families that could free up $10K / year of their hard-earned income they can spend on other things other than running and maintaining a second car just to have it sit in a parking lot most of the day. That's like getting a $15,000/year raise. I'm sure the vast majority would be willing to put up with a little bit of inconvenience for that.

The idea that everyone could and should drive cars everywhere, and that it is actually "capitalistic" to cater to that notion is the fantasy world here. Nothing in Western society is as subsidized by our tax dollar as mass motoring.

Permalink | Context

Events Calendar

Recent Articles

Article Archives

Blog Archives

Site Tools

Feeds