Our politicians are pondering a multibillion-dollar Interstate 80 expansion. In my opinion, California does not need a multibillion-dollar expansion.
In the near future, California does need pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. In pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, people, stores, schools, playgrounds, etc., could be housed in clusters of high-rise building complexes. Our society’s excessive spending on transportation could be reduced.
In these neighborhoods, people (old or young, male or female, rich or poor, fat or skinny) can live good lives without owning a car. In most cases, people can walk to work, shops, schools, sports arenas, libraries, entertainments, families, friends, etc.
However, there are cases where people depend on vehicles to fulfill their work or they simply want to have a car. These vehicle needs can be fulfilled in all pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.
Most Californians, including our growing population, could benefit greatly if they could live in pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.
Can anybody build such monsters?