Urban planner screws up and tells the truth: their goal is to make driving a car harder.
This became glaringly obvious recently, when the CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Phil Washington, reeling from data showing a steady drop of transit riders, decided that the only solution was to make driving worse.
“It’s too easy to drive in this city,” said Washington. “We want to reach the riders that left and get to the new ones as well. And part of that has to do with actually making driving harder.”
And if you listen to the DFL apparatchiks that infest the Met Council, you hear the same thing – just a little quieter.
Well, outside friendly confines, anyway.