Okay, so I’m a sucker for structuralist diagrams and virtuous/vicious cycles. “Where We Want To Be,” a new paper by Todd Litman/VTPI features this handy, oh so self reinforcing Cycle of Automobile Dependency and Sprawl:
And that, in a nutshell, is the machinery that continues to drive sprawl. (My favorite is “degraded cities.” Maybe a PPT illustrating each step could be useful.)
I don’t see any mention of “cheap oil”.
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