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The Cost of Being a Car Town

Thanks to our friends over at ATL Urbanist for making us aware of yet more evidence that Atlanta's auto-centric status quo is not sustainable. They're riffing on an Atlanta Business Chronicle story riffing on a AAA study, and point out that the collective cost of traffic and automobile accidents to Atlanta is a staggering $13.6 billion per year. Yes that's billion, with a B. Might this be a good reason for our government and populace to summon the will to make tough choices and push harder for public transit in the metro Atlanta area? [ATL Urbanist / Atlanta Business Chronicle]