Urbanist Manifesto

This I believe:

To fix these problems we must cut down on driving in general, and especially of gasoline-powered cars. We must provide good alternatives to driving, so people voluntarily give it up. We must build lots more housing, in places where people don't need to drive. And we must make streets safer for non-drivers.

Here are some specific policies to accomplish these goals:

Most of these ideas are not new, I've just collected them and written brief descriptions. A few are my own additions. All of them are doable right now. Together they represent my platform for improving cities, making urban life more pleasant, and fighting climate change.

Furthermore, there are plenty more ideas like these. Simple, concrete, feasible. Once you get in the habit you will come up with lots of your own. We don't have a lack of goals or ideas. We know what needs to be done, and we know how to do it. What we lack is the political will to say: Yes.

Yes in my back yard. Yes in my city. Yes in my state. Yes to saving lives on our streets. Yes to homes for everyone. Yes to saving the planet!

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