6352Re: [carfree_cities] Car-free cities and jobs
- Oct 13, 2003On Sun, 12 Oct 2003, amqx wrote:
> Eliminating cars would leave countless peopleAn interesting question. Indeed the missing auto industry jobs would be
> unemployed. Would car-free cities create any new jobs that could
> replace them, such as train and bus building?
partially replaced by ones related to public transport. But the net result
may well be a net decrease in the work that needs to be done to serve
people's transportation needs.
But if, as we argue, carfree cities would improve people's well-being,
then the change from car-dependent to carfree urban area is no different
from an increase in productivity: we accomplish more with less work. Thus,
if we are smart, this change can be used to reduce the number of hours
people work, rather than resulting in unemployment.
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