According to me in the Pittsburgh City Paper: “An electric car is “still a multi-ton vehicle that requires a lot of money and resources from all over the world to produce,” notes Lolly Walsh. Walsh, a staffer for advocacy group BikePittsburgh, speaks as part of the loose-knit international Car Free Network. “If we just develop a different type of car … it’s just going to push back any change that we need to make.”
Land use is one of the major problems with structuring our transportation system around cars — electric or otherwise.
As I’ve said before, we should invest in excellent public transportation that is:
- Free (to the user)
- Predictable (schedules available at all stops and on phones)
- Attractive / Beautiful
- Frequent (always less than a ten minute wait)
- Everywhere (less than a ten minute walk from most locations)
- Efficient (Local and Express)
- Resourceful (should maximize options of local terrain. Pittsburgh for example could use streetcars, along side ferries and the incline to take advantage of our rivers and hills)
- and has the right of way against all other modes of travel.