Monday, May 24, 2004

Myth of the Circumferential highway...

Once again, the ever more remote prospect of getting around Chittenden County in any kind of ease has been put on hold. Another two year review is now in the works. I don't even remember when the "circumferential highway" has not been a topic in the "Burlington Free Press." Now the funding has been spread out to other projects and the highway may never be built. Those who oppose it say that it will foster urban sprawl. That's ridiculous, since urban sprawl is here already and has been for years. People living in that sprawl need a way to get around: to work, to school, to recreation facilities, and wherever they need to go. Urban sprawl pays the bills. Urban sprawl is the tax base. Urban sprawl is us.

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