Exit133 is about Tacoma

America’s Cities Are Still Too Afraid to Make Driving Unappealing

Is it enough to offer people carrots like new bike lanes, nice bus stops, and commuter programs if you want to get them out of their cars? Do cities serious about change need to bring out the sticks as well, to do more to make driving less attractive while they make other options more so?

If cities like Tacoma want their investments in transit infrastructure to be money well-spent, do they need to implement disencentives too? And if they don't, is it because they're afraid?

Should the saying be "if you build it, they won't come... unless you give them a push...?"

Read more at The Atlantic Cities


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