“RACV has a very clear view that people should be able to choose their mode of travel and not be confronted by artificial policy directions that constrain particular modes of travel…
— RACV spokesman Dave Jones, Herald Sun 9/12/2013
Yes, it’d be awful if artificial policy directions prevented people choosing their travel mode.
Policy directions such as transport provision skewed almost entirely in favour of cars, resulting in a failure to provide most suburbs with fast frequent public transport services.
Decades of building roads at almost any cost, but in many areas a lack of safe convenient walking and cycling routes.
Sixty years of policies which give many Melburnians little choice but to drive their cars.
Yes, that’d be no good.
(RACV was actually railing against efforts by Yarra Council to reduce the number of cars on inner-city roads.)
It’s not hard to see the effect of the transport policies of the last half-century. At Southland on the weekend, motorists circled the car park looking for spaces. The alternative – mostly hourly buses – is no alternative whatsoever.