|Today's front page|
|Yesterday's front page|
|August 3rd presentation (unpublished)|
and Oregon Global Warming Commission
2017 Biennial Report to the Legislature
(red comments added to both)
|We treat congestion and driving as inevitable|
(unpublished, red comments added)
This is the fundamental disconnect.
Our system of hydraulic autoism assumes a constant pressure upwards for more and more traffic that must be accommodated. We treat it as some kind of natural law.
But our climate calls for exactly the opposite.
|How serious are we?|
(2018 Council Policy Agenda)
The question should not be, how do we accommodate 1% annual increases.
The right question is, rather, in order not to have annual increases at all, what do we need to do?
The assumption for 1% (or more) annual increase relies on policy choices - especially on our "asphalt socialism" that subsidizes and incentivizes drive alone trips. (See here and here on asphalt socialism, for example.)
Until we manage to reframe the discussion and analysis, it's just so much rearranging the deck chairs on the sinking ship, and it is not very meaningful to try to discriminate between this action and that one.
Update 2, August 15th
Here's the other handouts: