Check out these two pictures of neighborhoods. It really shows the difference between connected places and disconnected suburbs.
400 miles of new road is really too much. And this is the most ridiculous quote ever:
The strategy is based on decades-old migration and birth statistics and on existing land- development rights. Long-range plans for roads to serve non- existent cities don't foster speculative sprawl, the planners say; they anticipate what's already in the works.So basically they are anticipating and developing for sprawl. That's the most round about way to deny and prove the same thing at once I've ever heard. And it begs the question again why they can't build anticipatory rail lines without people yelling that no one uses them.
Tram construction is blamed for rents dropping in Scotland. I wonder when they are going to develop a faster way to do these things.