Cars Will Take the Streets Back Unless Cities Act Quickly – Janette Sadik-Khan & Seth Solomonow – The Atlantic
Surrendering Our Cities to Cars Would Be a Historic Blunder
Communities shouldn’t give back the street space that they reclaimed during the pandemic.
April 16, 2021The Biden administration can help to some degree, and it is saying the right things. “You should not have to own a car to prosper in this country,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tweeted last month, “no matter what kind of community you’re living in.” President Joe Biden recently unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that would double federal spending on public transportation systems in cities, to $85 billion, and devote another $20 billion to improving roadway safety. It also includes $20 billion to undo the damage highways have inflicted on cities, particularly in Black neighbourhoods.