In re: Automobile myths – debunked – debunked…

The Washington Post had an article with five ‘myths’ about suburban expansion, the paving of of America and car travel , namely…

  1. Americans are addicted to driving;
  2. Public transit can reduce traffic congestion;
  3. We can cut air pollution only if we stop driving;
  4. We’re paving over America;
  5. We can’t deal with global warming unless we stop driving.

The article sets to debunk these, but unfortunately the article is pretty stupid in its arguments.  The comments on the Volokh Conspiracy blog concerning this article are pretty interesting, although repetitive.


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