Sunday, February 16, 2020

Systems and critical mass, the tipping point as unsustainable #autosprawl collapses

One reason that free public transit is fiercely opposed is that autosprawl infrastructure will lose volume. For example, highways will carry fewer cars, thus decreasing return on a public investment.

That is not the fault of free public transit. That is the fault of the profiteers who used deceptive practices and bullied us into this unsustainable system. By the way, unsustainable means: can. not. continue.

When urban buses are fare-free, car use will hit a tipping point and lose critical mass. Profits will be hit, public investment in autos will lose value. Autosprawl will be exposed. People will see autosprawl welfare for what it is and reject it.