6348Re: Car-free cities and jobs
- Oct 12, 2003Before answering your question about if carfree cities will create
jobs, first consider an important distinction between our current
cities and carfree cities. Carfree cities are not merely current
cities without cars, they are cities built to function without cars.
As such, that means rebuilding our cities, and to a certain extent
rebuilding them in ways which are vastly different from our current
design and building techniques. New job and possibly industries will
be spawned to support this construction. As you point out, expect
new jobs to provide the rail systems or whatever mass transit is
instituted, as well as service jobs for delivery, etc.
As a minimum, there's got to be some new industry to figure out how
to recycle all the road materiel recovered from parking lots and
excess roads & lanes.
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