Tuesday, July 05, 2005

New Poll

Tell us what you think the biggest problem we face today is, and, as always, feel free to defend your answer in this post.

2 comments:

stomv said...

I said transportation, and here's why:

Figure out a way to provide alternative means of transportation to folks across Connecticut*, and you'll improve the economy by reducing costs (time and money) making CT a more attractive place of employment. You'll be able to reduce the amount of money spent on constantly expanding roads, possibly to the point of reducing taxes. With a better economy (and alternatives to paying so much in gas!), crime will go down a bit to be sure. So will the number of hours spent sitting in traffic.

Oh -- and then there's the idea that reducing the amount of energy CT consumes is part of a long term plan on reducing costs, cost variability, and dependance on foreign (particularly Middle Eastern) oil.



* This includes, but is not limited to:
- commuter rail
- city busses
- bicycle trails
- incentives for car pooling
- incentives for telecommuting
- park & rides
- HOV lanes
- smart growth/(sub)urban planning
- tax policies to reduce the number of miles driven by single individuals in autos

MVD said...

I think it's land use and open space protections. If we're not careful, we'll end up like too many other areas in the country--a mess of commercial strips and subdivisions. We need to preserve our New England character, at the same time promoting more vibrant cities, jobs, social justice etc.