Here’s another positive event that brings hope for our race’s future. I’ve got no statistics; but, anecdotally, there seems to be a slowly growing swell of support for closing off areas to automobiles and encouraging public transport/walking areas. I’ve long held that downtown Campbell would be much better off financially if its main street were closed to traffic. Its impossible to drive down it with all the stop signs and pedestrians. The traffic that does drive through is usually bad enough to make al fresco dining unpleasant. My guess is that closing off the street would propel the upscale shopping and art galleries forward, improving the ambience and tax revenue.
Sounds like a letter to the local newspaper and city council is in order.
Update: fixed link