Comment 94607

By New Here (anonymous) | Posted November 10, 2013 at 12:15:46 in reply to Comment 94415

Not according to the Spec. Recent headline says the city slowed down the traffic on Barton and safety decreased (that's a paraphrase.) I think if you get hit by a car doing 30k v. 100 k you are still dead.

In Belgium and the Netherlands they have higher population density than us. But they have more high speed vehicular roadways, higher speed highways and more bikeways and bike use than we do. There has to be a comprehensive solution.

Focusing on the demon car will get you nowhere I suspect. Punishing those who have at this stage no choice but to commute is likewise a by my view a mistake. It is lamentable that the ring roads and expressways that were in the master plans of the 50's 60's and 70's were never built. But the anti urban sprawl people have a point. In Europe there is no more room to expand and so highways do not necessarily promote sprawl. But here they do because we have more room. Stop the outside development, build more, better nad safer troads. Increase trains and subways dramatically, etc. etc. But I fear that focusing only on drivers and taking theiur time away from them as the solution is counter-productive.

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