Sunday, June 20, 2010

Top Ten reasons to hate cars

Cars are destroying our mental health Worsening road noise causes an unknown epidemic of stress, sleep deprivation- even heart disease and depression. (3) more at onthelevel

Friday, June 18, 2010

The uncounted costs of the private auto system

Lowonoil 7:06 a.m. June 16, 2010

If you think buses and trains are expensive, have a look at the costs of overseas wars and military bases to keep our cars fueled. Look at the costs of adapting nearly all the public space between anywhere and anywhere else in a city to be used for the driving and parking of cars. Look at the costs of compelling nearly every adult to own and operate a car. Look at the difficulties that those who cannot drive for whatever reason must suffer in places where the car is the transportation option of only resort. And don't get me started on the ecological and resource depletion consequences.

The cheap hydrocarbon rug is about to be pulled out from under us. The landing will hurt less for cities that have a robust transit infrastructure to fall back on. Comment on article in Deseret News