Re: [carfree_cities] The Take It Down Department
- Dear Eric
In UK there¹s been a government appointed body headed for the last couple of
years by Mike Bichard focused on taking down¹ central government regulatory
controls on local government, called reducing the burden¹.
Simon & Linda Baddeley
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On 29/3/10 19:13, "Eric Britton" <eric.britton@...> wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz, who follows matters of transportation and public policy
> with interest from Los Angeles, and who periodically shares with World
> Streets information, clues and comments on matters of old and new mobility,
> poses the following for our consideration this morning:
> "I've noticed there's a whole infrastructure in our cities in charge of
> putting up stop signs, traffic lights, and the like, but no infrastructure
> in charge of taking them down when they've outlived their usefulness. If I
> were a traffic scientist, I would have studied and published on these
> topics. But I had no standing and no time to have more than opinions."
> Reflecting on Robert's suggestion, it seems obvious that there is no
> possibility that any city or nation, or person for that matter, can have
> even a chance of moving seriously toward sustainability, without
> specifically reversing a lot of past decisions, investments, and physical
> facts of everyday life.
> So if that is true -- it is, isn't it? - it is something that presidents,
> governors, mayors and anyone else in the political establishment should be
> aware of and ready to engage. Anywhere on this planet.
> Nest step: World Streets would very much like to do one or more articles on
> anything that resembles a Take It Down Department that you might be able to
> point us to. It would be a great contribution.
> The Editor
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