Reducing congestion in Atlanta 88 cars at a time
My friends at the Clean Air Campaign are releasing a new video that makes the best case for transit that I’ve seen in a long time.
One of the favorite criticisms that anti-transit/pro-highway folks like to offer is that only a small percentage of folks use transit, so it’s not worth the investment in our communities.
Of course, they often fail to acknowledge that it’s the lack of investment in transit options that limits the number of people who can access transportation alternatives.
But even the most diehard auto-highway folks realize that “we can’t pave our way out of congestion.” Instead, we need to find ways to more efficiently use our existing infrastructure.
This short video from the Clean Air Campaign truly demonstrates how we can reduce the amount of cars and traffic on our highways if we provide more transit options.
While the video shows how much more efficient it is to get people to ride in buses, the potential impact of rail reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles on our roads is even greater.
We just need to make sure the general public understands the value of transit. Even if people want to continue driving their cars everywhere, they should want to encourage others to ride transit because it will reduce their own congestion.
So thank you Clean Air Campaign for the spreading the word and the visual message of ways we can improve the quality of life in metro Atlanta.
Less Traffic. Cleaner Air.