Skip to comments.Government Steering Americans Toward a Tele-Work, Tele-Shop, Mass-Transit Future
Posted on 03/15/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Obama administration envisions a low-carbon, low-petroleum future where Americans tele-work, tele-shop, walk, bike and use carpools or mass transit if they must leave the neighborhood at all.
A study released Friday says the U.S. has the potential to reduce petroleum use and pollution in the transportation sector by more than 80 percent by 2050. In other words, gasoline-powered cars may go the way of the dinosaur, and many Americans may end up living in planned, mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods, built along mass transit lines.
Higher densities (more people living in the same area in smaller homes), a mix of uses (shopping and other services) and walkable neighborhoods contribute to lower vehicle travel and energy use, the report says.
And to encourage effective land use, the report calls for expanded federal efforts to influence development through funding decisions.
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My “neighborhood” doesn’t include being in the city. Looks like they’re gonna have to kill me outright.
They have no problem with that.
Just take one with you when you go.
Yeah; we’re now being “Tele-Screwed”
Next: High-speed rail service construction (with Union Labor, of course), from the ghetto to Suburbia, to “shop” and “do your banking”.
Not happening in Galt Gulch.
Stack and pack housing.
agenda 21 at work. this is the goal.
By implication, it also means: (1) the decline of conventional schooling as the Internet increasingly delivers education to children at home; and (2) parents, especially women, being more at home and closely supervising their children. These two trends would make for a strengthening of the family and of conservative cultural influences.
making it easier to offshore the job
Sounds good to me. Just as soon as all our Representatives, and Senators are required to do the same tele-work, from my own neighborhood where I can visit them in person. We won’t need to have big rallies in far away parts of the country. We can tar and feather them at our leisure, locally.
I love working at home- I write software for a living, I can do that anyplace I have an internet connection.
Once I am 100% established full-time at home I am moving to thailand where you can live like a King for $20,000 a year.
I can make that in one month
“Tax policy that may influence land development;”
In other words, selectively tax people off of their land.
I don’t like urban sprawl but I hate being controlled.
Did they tell you about the floods?
In Central Jersey, similar structures were maligned as the crime ridden “projects” (1960’s & ‘70’s)where indigents and welfare dependents resided. Most if not all of these structures have since been demolished in places like New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, etc. It was a bad idea then & now.
Private cars have long been a target of the socialist left because they allow unregulated mobility.
While banning cars outright is politically impossible, the plan of making them undesirable and unaffordable is right on track. Combine “safety” and “emission” goals with ever increasing fuel, licensing, and insurance costs and you have the path to extinction.
20 yrs from now, private cars will be pretty much affordable only by the top 5% or so. The only upside is there will be a major improvement in congestion.
When King BOZerO gets driven only with electric cars or natural gas planes then he’s believable. Otherwise file him under H -—hypocrite.
But do they have reliable internet service in Thailand?
And do you know the language?
If I had the opportunity I’d probably jump on it too.
Someone’s been playing SimCity too much. The problem with “walkable utopia” is that it requires bulldozing most of the towns in the America and convincing bosses that we can work from home. Oh, that and the whole “we like FREEDOM” thing. Aging Leftist Hippies should stick to pot and macrame and leave the adult things to people who do useful stuff.
Those look like some SuperMax facility.
DHS has 5 bullets for every man, woman and child in the country. I'm sure they have enough for you.
Telecommuting and teleshopping will just allow me to move out of the suburbs onto a dozen acres (or more) in the boonies not a 500 square foot prison cell/apartment in the city. But that doesn't fit their plan for my life.
Who’s going to grow the tele-food they tele-eat and haul off their tele-garbage?
Why does the Genesis song, “Get “Em Out By Friday” suddenly come to mind:
This is an announcement from Genetic Control:
“It is my sad duty to inform you of a four foot restriction on
Extract from conversation of Joe Ordinary in Local Puborama
“I hear the directors of Genetic Control have been buying all the
Properties that have recently been sold, taking risks oh so bold.
It’s said now that people will be shorter in height,
They can fit twice as many in the same building site.
(they say it’s alright),
Beginning with the tenants of the town of Harlow,
In the interest of humanity, they’ve been told they must go,
Told they must go-go-go-go.”
Doesn't account for official hypocrisy. They will have no problem spewing tons of carbon dioxide busing kids across town so they can be properly propagandized in person.
Since he will be King, his subjects will carry him above the floodwaters.
I know a few words, but a majority of them learn english in school.
When I had to go there for business they were the sweetest and nicest people I have ever met.
And you can get a 5 bedroom mansion for $40K (on the beach)
The fallacy in this crappy plan is that the cities already take top prize for energy inefficiency and are getting worse all the time. The taxes paid by city dwellers are far higher than those in the country and energy costs are at the root of all costs. The difference is energy-sucking buildings full of energy sucking bureaucrats who impede economic progress and cause energy waste in many cases (although I suppose delaying the permitting of some activity might save energy temporarily).
Made from pieces of old mansions washed up after the tsunami.
Yeah, I suppose you are right. The ultimate “classroom” will be an overpaid teacher in his living room texting his/her students to which they will pay even less attention than they now do in class.
They built Soviet styled, concentrated housing projects in the cities in the 60’s and 70’s. It was an absolute death trap of poverty and misery.
Exactly. And cages are appropriate structures for those existing in the prison that is a planned socialist utopia. The Left wants to bring us Hell on Earth, “for our own good.”
So how do you evacuate residents if the lower floors are on fire?
Also, very convenient for housebreakers; a built-in ladder to get them up to the windows of any apartment they choose.
The need for fully credentialed teachers will decline, with much of their former work becoming taken up by test monitors and email correspondents for students whose learning efforts are overseen mostly by parents using the best available recorded lectures and self teaching courses.
There will still be a demand for old style teachers in the remaining custodial, day care schools for delinquents and the unruly dregs of single parents who still commute to work. Otherwise, for most kids, going to school will be a special occasion, for lab work, organized sports, in person verification tests, and other activities that require personal attendance.
I recently noticed similar buildings in Hawaii. I wonder how common they are now in N. America. It seems to me that they would be more “practical” in hot, sunny climes than in colder climates.
Lets see the elites do a “demonstration project” as its called in government, for say one generation, and if it works for them perhaps the rest of us will adapt that lifestyle, okay?
another option and more western with many more english speakers:
The communists succeeded in planting one of their mind viruses. The organizations against "urban sprawl" are communist front groups. Urban sprawl is a leftist derogatory term for low-density housing that requires automobile ownership. Leftism is driven by envy, mostly size envy. The two biggest possessions of middle-class America is the house and the car, so these objects receive the majority of leftist hate.
As population density increases, so must laws curtailing freedom. Living closer together free actions, such as playing music loudly, impacts more people negatively. To get along in high density people must be heavily constricted in what they can do without government permission. While humans are social creatures, those of us alive today are all descendants of the warriors that survived a bloody battlefield. When humans are caged in too high a density they get aggressive and violent.
Leftist envy and the resulting hatred for fellow mankind develops from growing up in a high density environment. Rather than find a cure for their hate they want to impose the very same conditions on everyone so everyone hates mankind as much as them.
yes- that is where they got them
so dont go there, its horrible
More likely you will be subjected to hate speech laws if you complain about loud music. One thing about my part of the country is I can have absolute silence if it is around wintertime and the river is high enough to flow silently over the rapids. I have had visitors from the city freak out at complete silence because they have never experienced it before.