Next thing you know these same folks will be complaining about all the college
students ruining the quality of their neighborhood by walking through it because
the line doesn't run along 1100 E.
Typical NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) CAVE (Committee Against Virtually
Everything)people. They want green energy and mass transit as long as a they
don't have to see a windmill in their neighborhood or Transit close enough
to them to be convenient to use. You never win with some people.
In response to Liberal Ted. I'm surprised you wouldn't be for mass
transit with such a title. Because Mass transit is after all very Liberating.
Cities are like human organisms. The roads, walkways, rails, bridges and
tunnels are just like arteries, veins, and capillaries of a human organ. The
more of these pathways the healthier the organism. It is a known fact that
neighborhoods with excellent mass transit have a higher property value than
places that don't have access. As a matter of fact during this current
recession; neighborhoods furthest from mass transit and freeways and furthest
from city centers are the same neighborhoods hardest hit by the foreclosures and
short sales. I never even touched bass with how bad the air pollution gets in
the winter time during an inversion. These rail networks are electric. Even if
they happen to get some of their power from coal or natural gas it is still far
cleaner then if everyone drove a separate car.
Of course university students love these types of projects. First, it's
most likely an assignment given to them by their professor. Two, they only have
to live with it for the short term. Three, they get discounted fares or free
fare. Four, they have little to no interest in the long term of the area.They can be big kids and walk a few blocks with their own little feet.
It's healthy, green and causes less congestion on the roads. If they
can't handle walking a little to get to class, then they'll have
bigger issues down the road.It's amazing how becker quickly
postures himself for a win win for himself. He comes up with the idea, pushes
the idea and then sits back and says it's all up to the council to pick one
of the routes he approved already. Wow, talk about passing the buck or playing
It is so nice to see more mass transit being available. This is a very positive
trend and the right step into the future of transportation.