Randal O’Toole, the Anti-Planner, points out the wrongheadedness of ever-increasing urban density,
Now, we are getting another lesson. Due to a novel virus, we are told to “socially distance” ourselves. But no one is telling us to drive our cars instead of riding transit. Instead, the transit agencies are still operating and giving out platitudes like “we wipe the handrails every day.” BART says it is running ten-car trains all day so people can stand as far from one another as possible.
Spring Breakers, I think he means you.
Update: Over at Issues and Insights, Thomas McArdle weighs in on public transit:
Pandemics are apparently no match for government bureaucracies’ entrenched political correctness.
Just as the notorious public housing projects built for the poor in American cities as the wave of the future in the middle of the last century ended up being breeding grounds for violent crime and economic despair, the same approach of treating commuting human beings as cattle to be managed by their bureaucrat betters in authority above them is now proliferating a deadly imported pathogen that will transport death to the masses.