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.

Written by Andrew Ittner in misc on Thu 30 March 2006. Tags: business, commentary