Is it Time to look after Needs of Pedestrians, Cyclists and Transit Users?


America’s love affair with the motor car is running on empty (David Burwell, the Guardian, Jun. 12, 2012)

The question posed in the title of this post seems to be the one to ask as more and more people in Europe and North America chose other forms of transportation than the car.While one is tempted (with reason) to link the lowered demand for car travel to increasing fuel (and oil) costs, the increase in the number of commuting cyclists and the demand for Light Rail is seen in many cities which, for too long, have catered to the needs of drivers and suburban sprawl. Policy makers continue to count on fuel taxes for road and highway building when this has to be a diminishing resource and need.

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