By Freedom Advocates, 12/21/2016
The "Real Reason for New York City's Traffic Nightmare" shows parallels to earlier times in Santa Cruz, California. The common link connecting the policies of cities, big and small, east and west, is the implementation of Agenda 21, Chapter 7 - Human Settlements.
Henry Baker, Deputy Director of the Planning Department (circa 1972) told the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors that in order to gain public transit patronage, they would have to bait people with a carrot and discipline them with a stick. “Make it easy to use,” he said, “with reliable service and improved scheduling, and it will be attractive. But if that doesn’t work, make auto usage difficult, costly, and inconvenient. Permit road congestion to increase.” [emphasis added]
The quote above preceded the creation of Santa Cruz County, California's Transit Corridor Plan, which is designed to reduce lanes and cause road congestion to increase.
- Henry Baker told the Board of Supervisors in 1975: “Permit road congestion to increase; Do not build in anticipation of demand.”
- Linda Wilshusen wrote a letter to Supervisor Gary Patton in 1988, saying: “…’traffic management’ has very little to do with science and engineering and a lot to do with sociology, marketing and behavior modification, as well as land use, parking and fuel availability, demographics and the like.”
- Supervisor Ellen Pirie told the Aptos Chamber of Commerce in 2004: “If we add this [carpool] lane, then we have more possibilities, because then we have a way of getting people out of their cars.”
For more on deliberate traffic problems, go to Transportation articles.