Sunlit Water

August 23, 2009

Sigh

Filed under: Land,Transportation — by teofilo @ 10:55 am

This sort of thing shows that planning as a profession still has a long way to go to turn away from the mistakes of the past.  There are a lot of good ideas out there about how to do planning right, but they clearly aren’t getting through when you have projects like this being proposed.  If they’re expecting that many more people to move into the area over the next few decades, they should be figuring out ways to fit them into the already-existing development in that area, which is already quite extensively developed.  Building new highways to facilitate new greenfield development is so twentieth-century.  We should be past that mindset now, but it seems we’re not.  Note, by the way, that the cowboy and the Sierra Club representative quoted in the article are on the same side of the issue here.

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