Tuesday Talk: Is the Car Culture Waning?
The most recent federal transportation bill continues an emphasis on auto-dominated infrastructure. However, consumers are demanding more transportation choices, including transit-oriented development, expanded bike-walk infrastructure, and more rail service. As environmentally conscience young adults start families and baby boomers’ driving decreases, we must engineer our communities—from packed St. Paul to vacant St. Vincent—to accommodate these demands and effectively deal with congestion in a growing state.
Do you think the car culture is waning? What policies will be most effective to move Minnesotans in the 21st century?