On car-freedom

“Nice quote”:http://sfcityscape.com/features/TLC_interview.html from former SFBC president Dave Snyder about the importance of car-freedom (via SF Cityscape):

bq. Our transit system cannot be oriented to just serve commute trips, because then you still need a car to live a full life. Because you don’t just work; nobody just works… And so what we’re saying is that in order to live a full life as a member of our society, you need to incur the costs of operating and storing and buying that car. For purposes of social justice, it should be easier to live a car-free life… It’s not some radical ideology that ‘cars are bad, and they cause wars and pollution, and therefore they’re evil and no one should ever drive them.’ It has to do with the quality of life and economic and social justice.

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  1. […] Nice quote from former SFBC president Dave Snyder about the importance of car-freedom (via west north): Our transit system cannot be oriented to just serve commute trips, because then you still need a car to live a full life. Because you don’t just work; nobody just works… And so what we’re saying is that in order to live a full life as a member of our society, you need to incur the costs of operating and storing and buying that car. For purposes of social justice, it should be easier to live a car-free life… It’s not some radical ideology that ‘cars are bad, and they cause wars and pollution, and therefore they’re evil and no one should ever drive them.’ It has to do with the quality of life and economic and social justice. […]

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