Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Road To Sprawlville Encircles The US Southeast

We detour off the Internet superhighway and America's ever-expanding Interstate system in this the 58th chapter of our ongoing series "The Road to Sprawlville" to follow the Washington Post's jaw-dropping account of a multi-state planning and spending FUBAR.

The online title of the Post piece is Urban sprawl could devour Southeast region by 2060, research say.

Little wonder, as Atlanta has been the poster city for failed planning for years;
one website follows Atlanta's repetitive failures.

Even sportswriters have spotted the Atlanta region's destructive sprawl.

Atlanta's air quality is among the worst in the nation due to overwhelming vehicle congestion that sits above the city; two years ago the Federal government said Atlanta couldn't use any more US transportation funding on building more highways, noted here.

In fact, Atlanta sprawl helped a destructive, fatal freak tornado strike the city, experts say.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

bit of a misnomer in the article: the title is more appropriately SUB-urban sprawl.

It ain't the cities that are eating up the greenfields.

James Rowen said...

Sprawl away from cities. A noun and an active verb.