27 June 2011

Urban Policy: "Stifling Drivers" or "Irking" Them?

This New York Times article is getting quite the buzz on the transportation twittersphere this morning.

Grist even has an argument for why it is a misleading headline.

I revisited the article and the title has been changed to reflect the print edition! I still didn't see too much of a problem with the original. I think it is appropriate to say "stifled" (in this use: suppressed, curbed, withheld), because then they will see the tram or bus getting priority passing them on the street while they're sitting there bottled up. Next time, taking transit might be a better option over driving.

Nonetheless, it is definitely a fascinating article worth checking out. Displays the differences in American transportation thinking and all of the benefits our cities are potentially passing up.

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