Why Mobility Matters to Personal Life

“If we’re stuck in some particularly frustrating traffic jam, we might erupt in anger,” notes Ted Balaker in “Why Mobility Matters to Personal Life.” “But most of the time we just surrender a little bit more because we assume degraded mobility is the natural result of an increase in population and driving. Rarely do public officials seek to undo such feelings of surrender. Most planning agencies have decided they will not even attempt to reduce congestion – they only aim to reduce its growth. … Imagine if our leaders told us that, in the future, our education system would get worse, there’s nothing we can do about it, and that all they hope to do is make test scores fall more slowly.” Source: Reason Foundation

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