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Offline Black Dog

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Re: Car Culture Culture
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2022, 12:44:53 pm »
Most of the jobs are in the largest cities, but people can't afford to live close to work in those places, so they wind up living far from work and spending long hours on the bus or in a car to get to work. So... what situation do you or Mx Marx see to this dilemma?   Reducing or eliminating "automobility" doesn't help anybody live closer to work.   It doesn't make housing more affordable. Just the opposite... it would reduce the range from which access to work is viable, which would increase demand for housing in areas that are near places where people work.

Making housing more affordable in places where jobs are by increasing supply and density (Canadian major cities are some of the least dense in the world). Improving transit to exurban areas (building rapid transit for example). And of course:

The increasing use of working from home gives people more flexibility in where to live. For many jobs all you need is a power outlet and an internet connection.  During the pandemic, Lindsey's brother and his family moved from Calgary to Kim Country because his wife was allowed to work from home and no longer required to be physically in the office.  Those Starlink satellites that Mx Marx hates so much open up even wider possibilities for where you could work, depending on what kind of work you do.

If you're working from home, you don't need to rely on a car as much since work commutes constitute about a quarter of all vehicle trips.
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