Did anyone read the Planetizen newswire of Sept. 29, 2003? In it there is a link to an article by Dennis Byrne, a freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune, in which he advocates the choice to live where one wants (presumably in a sprawling environment?) rather than in a smartly planned city. Anyway, Byrne notes that "urban reformers" should look into how we can create more jobs that telecommute rather than rely on a car. He mentions that since he telecommutes he saves the public the costs of subsidizing his trip on mass transit. Does he not realize that the public subsidizes far more his use of the auto. From the cheap gas to the local roads, clearly auto subsidies are quite higher than transit.
Does anyone have any thoughts on the article?