Thursday, July 05, 2007

Because Everyone Loves Zoning Posts

Echoing Big Media Matt here, I'm always quite stunned at some of the reactions I get when I post about zoning/development issues. No one is trying to take your car away. No one is condemning your suburban existence or trying to wipe it out. No one is demanding everyone live in the equivalent of Manhattan. But the fact is there are a lot of policies in place - some which may have had a reasonable rationale at one point, some which probably never did - which promote the "one car per driving age member of the household" lifestyle.

I have no doubt that a lot of people live that lifestyle because they like it and they therefore support promoting policies which they perceive will lower the cost of it. But not everybody.