before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public
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
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
Charts / Graphs: