Thursday, August 06, 2009

They Mostly Weren't Built For That

Pointing out that suburbs lack mass transit is really just highlighting the obvious. Modern suburbs are built around automobile transit, and absent a willingness to allow changes in land use in most places adding in mass transit isn't really such a great idea. While I'm all for building more supertrains, a focus really should be on adding density to existing transportation corridors which lack it. The point isn't to bring trains to everyone, the point is to increase the amount of housing in walkable communities near transit. Not everyone wants to live in such a place, but some people do and it's generally illegal to build them.