Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The John Locke Society says...

Or at least the Ironically-named Citizen Times says, in part...


ASHEVILLE — The Asheville area is doing a better job than most of the state’s metropolitan areas in making plans to deal with traffic congestion, partly because it is spending relatively little on public transportation, a report from a conservative think tank says.

Asheville was one of three North Carolina metropolitan areas to receive an A-minus in the Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation’s report released Monday, “Traffic Congestion in North Carolina: Status, Prospects, and Solutions.” That was the highest grade given.

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Now, I don't know about you, but this makes no sense to me. Of course, given the source of the report AND the paper reporting it, perhaps that's it.

2 comments:

cindy said...

New reader here - found your blog while searching for info about Asheville. Enjoy it!

re: building highways to ease traffic, here's a good article.

http://allaboutcities.blogspot.com/2007/03/intruiging-link-removing-urban-freeways.html

Many forward-looking cities are building trolleys, light rail, etc.

Bill In Asheville said...

Cindy...
glad to have you aboard. are you thinking of moving here? or just curious?

check out some of the other asheville blogs.