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#1 2022-02-10 08:48:01

From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-26
Posts: 1,339

Councilmember Harper-Madison's stinging rebuke of car culture

I'm catching up on reading old issues of the Chronicle.  In the 5/14/21, Councilmember Harper-Madison's op-ed contains this gem:

"When you make walking, biking, and public transit an afterthought for nearly a century, it shouldn't be a surprise when walking, biking, and public transit are second-class modes of transportation."

We might take it for granted now that local elected officials are pushing for auto alternatives, but given that I can remember a time when such ideas were considered lunacy, hearing a councilmember attack the car culture is nothing short of startling.

As a vegan in the 80s I was also very much an outlier.  Now you can't throw a carrot in this town without hitting a vegan.


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