Re: [carfree_cities] Park-and-Ride as Interim Solution
- jym@... wrote:
>The interim to which I refer is between our profound autodependence and
> > I expect that park and ride will be an interim solution.
> =v= I recall a huge promotional campaign for Park-and-Ride in
> the mid-1970s, to save energy during the Energy Crisis and to
> spare the air. That was a quarter of a century ago, and it's
> done neither. How much more of an interim is needed?
having a choice of transport, mass, rail and bike hs the same reach the
In the 70's the push was to save energy but few seriously considered
giving up autos or the damage they do. Now, even if, magically, autos
cleaned the air and ran on clean power, many people, I among them, would
object to the auto monopoly.
So if people take rail for part of their commute, and are parted from
their beloved automobiles at one end of that commute, great. What will
happen is that someone who parks and rides the commuter rail, will one
day be sitting in a traffic jam and wish that he were on the train
messing around with his laptop or watching his kids with their coloring
books. It will be a revolution inside his head. For the first time he
will think of his auto as second class transportation. You know when
the auto monopoly will really have ended. When some 16 year old boy is
disappointed that he got a car for his birthday.