Tuesday, August 17, 2004


Modern planning can be expressed in one sentence:
Planning seeks to force urban densities to levels higher than both stated and revealed public preference.

Friday, August 06, 2004

FOAMER Website

The fun of blogging is best expressed in the old bumpersticker:

"As a matter of fact, I do own the damn road!"

That doesn't mean I don't like to watch other people on their own choo-choo lines crash and burn. A favorite diversion is a nasty bit of work known as the Cabalmaster a.k.a Michael Setty. Setty runs an honest blog at transitcabal.org and a dishonest blog at publictransit.us that pretends to be a serious pro-transit site. While not uncommon Setty has recently taken a pasting from one of the most respected transit advocates around. The gorey details are available at:


But since this is -my- blog here's the last time -I- beat up on Setty:


Acronym Du-Jour, FOAMER v2

FOAMER - Friends of anti-mobility

An obvious reference to the frothing character of the willfully discordant who so vehemently pursue conclusions to the point of ignoring reality.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Acronym Du-Jour, FOAMER

FOAMER - Friend of anti-mobility.

An obvious reference to the physical attributes of those people so obsessed with their conclusions that they froth at the prospect of actually addressing the true sources of congestion.