Stop the housing boom

There is no doubt that the local road system is in serious need of expansion. There are just too many vehicles trying to navigate our roads and freeways. And it always seems everyone is everywhere all at the same time, creating terminal gridlock. Did anyone ever stop to think that just maybe the roads, for the most part, were fine – and that there are just too many people in too small a space?

Does this idea enter into anyone’s mind when permits for new construction are issued? One might guess that all these people who will live in all these houses just may want to all get in their cars and use the road system at sometime during a 24-hour period? I would make this bold suggestion to those who are in power: An immediate moratorium on new home and business construction should be started. Any further issuing of permits to build would be subject to what the topography of the land could tolerate. By reducing building, we reduce traffic congestion as well. And, our ecosystem might just start to recover and make this corner of the world a little more livable again!

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