May 15, 2002 | Testimony on Smart Growth
Testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Wendell Cox's testimony was presented before the committee with a PowerPoint presentation -- of more than 50 charts and pictures -- to show that no problem has been identified of sufficient magnitude to justify coercive smart growth strategies.
1) There is little potential for reducing traffic congestion or increasing transportation choice for all but a few through transit. There are no material successes, US or international.
2) Smart growth strategies tend to intensify the very problems they are purported to solve. New federal mandates are inadvisable.
Absent a material threat to other individuals or the community, people should be allowed to live and work where and how they like.
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