I was watching the news last night and the topic was on how well prepared the city was in case of an evacuation. The answer seemed cliche and meant in a matter of fact way, which honestly disturbed me. They reported that the biggest issue with evacuating the city is in actually getting people to LEAVE! LOL! I have to laugh and shake my head at the same time. Can we all remember 9/11 and the massive chaos during that time??? Well, if all of you do as I do, when Im being told that there's a possible threat to my life (natural or not. They are coming up with some crazy stuff now a days. too much SciFi for me maybe? )..... IM OUT OF THERE WITH A HURRY !!!
Nonetheless, this raised a question in my mind about what thought has been put in planning (revitalizing) communities where we are moving away from what has become the norm for transportation, cars, and towards bycycles and public transportation?
What will happen if there was a need for an evacuation and most of the people in this new "car-less" community needed to be evacuated? Will the new form of transportation sustain this? And how? I just dont see everyone zooming away on their bikes with kids and the "baggage" of todays times; Or fitting in the public buses.
Or do you transplanner have a secret craft hidden below the city that will emerge like a phoenix and scoop all of us to safety?!?! Lol.