Bicycling in and around Atlanta.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Mole Man Attacks

Well here's the newest stupid idea for solving Atlanta's traffic problem:


Yes, the Reason Foundation has put forth a plan that involves new toll roads and tunnels that would carry Atlanta drivers around the city. What's really shocking is how much support this crazy plan is getting from Atlanta's conservative pundits. They love the idea because in theory it would be a public/private partnership, which would allow a private company to invest and collect tolls from these new roads. Now here's the thing, if you're going to spend billions of dollars digging tunnels around the city, why not just run trains through them. I know, I know, you might have to sit next to a brown person but trust me it'll be ok.

1 comment:

John said...

I poked around on the Reason Foundation Web site and found this statement:

Add Lanes to Congested Roads and Highways. Many say we can’t build our way out of congestion, but we haven’t even tried.

I see plenty of evidence in Atlanta that we have tried. And the results are predictable. More lanes = more cars.