quote: American cities are FAR more sprawled than in Asia or Europe. We also have a large network of milti-lane highways, not crappy one lane cobblestone roads like Europe.Why can't some people just accept that in America, the automobile is the gold standard for personal transportation? We would rather drive than have to take a goddamn train that's all cramped with strangers. Being on a plane is bad enough, but at least that's fast.
quote: Which begs the question: if USA is indeed a nation of automobiles, WHY is the maximum highway speed limited to 55mph in most places? Germany has that speed limit much higher.
quote: Germany has that speed limit much higher.
quote: but thanks to the prevailing car culture here in North America, not having a car is no different than being physically handicapped.
quote: The rest of your post is so poor and full of straw men
quote: You're not even American
quote: but you're blaming Toronto's traffic on "people like me" mindset?
quote: You people have more than ample land mass, but apparently totally SUCK at utilizing it.
quote: You say that like it's a bad thing.
quote: If USA has a more integrated and extensive mass transportation infrastructure, there is less of a need to use cars other than out-of-town excursions and the like. Local smog conditions improve considerably. Less worries of gridlock during rush hour. And it's so much cheaper to begin with.
quote: If I can go out and buy groceries without driving, you $#@! bet I would, but thanks to the prevailing car culture here in North America, not having a car is no different than being physically handicapped.