Thursday, April 21, 2016

All The Parking People

It just isn't worth spending lots of money on rail if you're just going to surround the stations with acres of subsidized parking lots. There should be dense development surrounding stations up to about .75 miles at least (that's a 16 minute walk). Rail's only worth building if it provides true alternatives, not just a highway bypass. Sure these transformations take time, but we build plenty of highways in anticipation of future development. We can build rail in anticipation of a different kind of future development.