Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Chicago Model | ThinkProgress

The Chicago Model | ThinkProgress
Chicago, though by no means perfect, is largely doing real estate development policy right. It’s a city that’s both sprawling and dense. It has its share of heavy rail transit serving the center of the city, and downtown where land is expensive the buildings get very tall. At the same time, it also spreads out a great deal since lots of people have a perfectly authentic preference for single family homes and varying degrees of low density neighborhoods.
It's a good point. And if you live in the suburbs you can take the commuter rail system, METRA. I have used either the CTA or METRA to get to work since 1994.


Anonymous said...

Mr. McKenzie,

Please report to the nearest Ayn Rand Re-Eduction Center for an attitude adjustment.

Every good-thinking libertarian knows that trains are a socialist plot (except for those run by Taggart Transcontinental), and a threat to the American Dream.

Only when you are stuck in traffic between work -- where you signed your rights away to your employer -- and your home -- where you signed your rights away to your HOA -- can you be free.

Jim Malone said...

"They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago Way!"