With the number of people driving and the VMT for the region dropping by 5%, Phineas Baxandall (who, despite the name, is not a Sherlock Holmes villain) thinks we need to shift away from driving.
Phineas Baxandall, an analyst at PIRG. “The cities in this report are home to most of America’s population and are engines of the economy. Policy leaders need to wake up and realize the driving boom is over. Instead of expanding new highways, our government leaders should focus on investing in public transit and biking for the future.”
If you plan for cars and traffic, what you get is cars and traffic. But if you plan for people, what you get is people.