Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Virginia Environmental Assembly

Tim Kaine will speak. So will Russ Potts and Leslie Byrne. Bob Holsworth, director of VCU's Center for Public Policy, will deliver the keynote address. And you won't want to miss the workshop on "Building Better Communities: Transportation Investments for Less Traffic and Growth in the Right Places."

Date: Saturday, Sept. 24
Location: Randolph-Macon College, Ashland
Charge: $25
For more information, click here.

1 Comments:

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Ray Hyde said...

Growth in the right places" sounds like a value judgement. Who decides what is right, and what values do they use?

For that matter, why is less traffic necessarily good? Isn't traffic a direct measure of our economic well being? Are we really talking about more traffic (congestion) in "the right places" and less traffic where we actually live. Or are we talking about spending 40% of our transport budget on modes that carry 10% of traffic?

Who says that putting growth "in the right places" and consequently restricting other places makes better communities? How are better communites measured? ow does less tgraffic make a community "better"? Are we better if we all stay at home?

 

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