WHY REDUCE AUTOMOBILE DEPENDENCE

By Logan R. R. Perkins

[reproduced from Livable Cities #1 - November 1997]

Helena, MT - 1999

There are many reasons to reconsider our love affair with automobiles. When defining root causes of many of our modern problems, excessive automobile dependence is often the culprit. What follows is a partial list of categories of such problems.



Denver from Falcon Park

Bureau of Meteorology - Sustainable Urban Design and Climate:

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/environ/design/design.shtml



Aerial shot near San Francisco, 1997

Excessive automobile dependence is a root cause of all of the above problems and more, including issues of waste disposal, dependence on oil, and alienation. For positive suggestions on alternative development strategies and designs, see: Livable Cities Description.

The Priorities Institute Home Page -- Alternative Transportation Photos

Contact: Logan Perkins, Director of The Priorities Institute

303 330-9739; loganperkins@gmail.com

Dept. Of Transportation website:

http://www.ota.fhwa.dot.gov/walk/facts/spotlight/dotsecin.html

Citizens for Responsible Transportation: http://www.cfst.org/