Automobile Poverty is a Threat to America

I'm clearly not the only one worrying about carlessness in America, or the proper role of markets in creating pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. Fellow TreeHugger Lloyd just sent me a link to a great piece by Steve Mouzon over at The Original Green Blog on why automobile poverty in the United States is becoming a major issue. Here's just a sampler: "If you live in sprawl, you are not economically viable without a car because you must drive everywhere. And your kids aren't socially viable without one, either..." Charting what then happens when gas prices go up, the picture that Mouzon paints is far from pretty.

Tags: Communities | Economics | United States | Urban Planning

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