D.C. leaders are considering traffic changes that would make driving in the city more challenging for commuters. One change would end the reversible middle lane on 16th Street in through Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights in Northwest. Mayor Adrian Fenty also is considering a plan to close the section of Interstate 395 that connects to New York Avenue. Both routes are popular with suburban commuters.Now why would they do such a thing? Is it because they feel that's the best way to manage traffic, or perhaps grow some sort of industry. Nah, the reason being is far more self-serving -
City officials said they are considering the changes because they want to promote pedestrian safety, use of public transit, biking and walking.The Real Effect
Gone is the assumption that Big Brother is here for our benefit. They are now here officially to tell you, the sheeple, what you should be doing with your time, money, and very being. There is a very good chance that other cities begin to mimic this policy to save money, deal with traffic congestion, and promote "healthy" lifestyles. Just wait until we get an actual carbon tax in place... something that both McCain and Obama support.