I don’t have many insightful thoughts tonight, but I thought I’d just share a few articles that I found interesting on the net…
- My Other Car is a Bright Green City is an extensive essay on an enviro-blog about land use and the associated environmental impacts. To me, other solutions to CO2 emissions from the transportation sector are like giving Tylenol to a cancer patient. At some point, you’ve got to address the root cause of a problem.
- I especially liked the regional CO2 emissions map, so I tried to find the source. I found it HERE.
- Shell’s CEO shared some pretty sobering thoughts on our energy outlook.
- Some guy in Dallas wrote an editorial essentially dismissing that capitalism/supply/demand stuff as nonsense when it comes to transportation. He essentially states that peoples time and freedom to go anywhere is infinitely precious. I don’t doubt that many people will cut back on discretionary spending so they can afford to keep going driving to their jobs, but to think that this will go on in perpetuity is nonsense. Here’s the LINK. (sidenote: any institute that chooses a name like “The Independent Institute” raises serious red flags).
- Light Rail Now has a good recap of 2007 and the successes that other cities saw in their rail lines in spite of federal opposition. This quote pretty much summed it up…
LRT consistently exhibited the highest percentage of ridership increase among all transit modes.
Statistics like those in the Light Rail Now article make one wonder what numbers the aforementioned “guy in Dallas” was looking at when he wrote his editorial.