Transportation Tribalism

Justin Davidson defends driving in New York City:

America’s transportation-policy wars play out as if people were born into different modes of travel—as if the allocation of dollars for roads, bridges, and public transit were a Darwinian struggle for habitat. But like many New Yorkers, I am a transportation omnivore. I walk several miles most days, bike to meetings when I can (reserving the right to show up slightly mussed), ride the subway when it’s cold, hail a cab as a last resort, and take my own car when the parking-tolls-traffic-­distance-weather-cargo calculus tells me that it makes sense.