|On the East Coast - AP story in SJ today|
|And here in Oregon - Oregonian today|
Most of bike advocacy and transportation reform has used the dominant frame of "expanding choice." If we design and construct better facilities, if we offer more amenities, then we will uncover and begin to satisfy a latent demand that was waiting there all along. If we make it easier to choose bikes, people will bike rather than drive for short trips.
|The dominant frame of "expanding choice"|
Bike Walk Salem October 2011
|ODOT's "options" frame|
Transportation Options Plan Flyer (Dec 2014)
If we were just looking to boost bike commute rates by a percentage point or two, the "expanding choice" frame might be reasonable. Being nice and appealing to virtue and convenience has real effects, though they are small.
|We have to grapple with this 53% from cars|
Real change means ending subsidies for autoism, and that means new measures that will appear as direct disincentives for driving.
|There wasn't any ambiguity here;|
just the lack of a stick (March 21st)
|T4America says we need pricing to manage demand|
* It is true that all the air travel and car travel to hit the beaches is a product of our carbon-fueled transportation system. If carbon were priced right, we'd have better supports for staying home also. Cheap travel harms us here.
Addendum, April 11th
People are still not staying home, even with stronger closure orders.
Just more evidence that relying on good intentions and public virtue is not enough.
Addendum, April 16th
|More on not following the spirit of "stay home"|