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With sprawl development, much public money would go into major connecting thoroughfares instead of rapid transit. The thoroughfares themselves would disperse population so evenly that rapid transit lines could not be efficiently constructed and operated…Sprawl development implies a heavy — almost exclusive — reliance on private autos instead of public transit, particularly rapid transit.

Quote from a 1957 report by the Atlanta Metropolitan Planning Commission. How sad that planners knew so long ago the dangers of car-centric sprawl, but that metro Atlanta’s local governments were too short-sighted to listen.  (via atlurbanist)
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