Wednesday, March 09, 2011


Nothing wrong with supporting all attempts at energy efficiency, but energy efficient construction not served by transit and surrounded by acres of parking lot isn't very energy efficient. Give the way we've built this country, we're going to have such development with us for a long time, but we should consider how people are supposed to get to and from such places when evaluating how energy efficient they truly are.

More importantly, we do have plenty of places that are actually quite well served by transit, but a combination of decades-old zoning and land use policies and NIMBYism (not always unjustified) has prevented appropriate development at these locations.