A biz columnist gets suburbia
Bill Virgin writes a business column for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and adds another bang-up job with City plan on cars could be a boon for suburbia, writing about how the City of Seattle's plan to make it more expensive and inconvenient to use a vehicle in-city will simply make it more likely that people and employers will leave the city.
What? You want me to tell you what I think of living in the car-dependent suburbs? Geez, not around all these people, it's too crowded.
Here, let's move to a quieter, more secluded spot.
Now, you want to know what I think of living in the suburbs?
I like it.
There, I said it. I like the convenience, flexibility, independence and, yes, safety, that having a car brings. And I like my peaceful little green-lawned corner of suburbia with parks and nearby library and shopping area and restaurants and more abundant wildlife than the occasional crow or pigeon.