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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Spaced Out Indeed

posted by on December 6 at 13:35 PM

The PI’s lead editorial today praises the Seattle City Council for approving a “new way of looking at the automobile and its impact on the city” concluding that “the proposal has earned the support of developers, environmentalists, and affordable housing advocates.”

Unfortunately, (read the editorial—it’s titled “Spaced Out”), the PI never says what the proposal is.

The proposal is this: Council wants to do away with minimum parking requirements for new commercial development. I agree with the PI that it’s an exciting move.

But here’s some advice to the PI: Next time you editorialize for a policy proposal, you might want to let readers know what the proposal is.

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If the City Council had a real "new way of looking at the automobile", they would have bent over backwards to save and rework the monorail plan. What does the elimination of minimum parking requirements do to effect our outlook and use of the car in the absence of viable mass transit options?

Posted by neo-realist | December 6, 2006 1:55 PM


Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | December 6, 2006 8:36 PM

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