From Atrios yesterday – this is going to be a real problem in our future. Are we even thinking about it? Are the folks we elect to think about such things thinking about it? Probably not. Guess we’ll just wait till granny’s pantry runs out and she says ‘now what?’.
Paratransit Is Going To Be Expensive
“I don’t know how universal this trend is, but suburbs are not well-equipped to provide transit services for those who can’t drive.“
. . . half a century later, suburban communities designed around the autombile are facing difficult questions.
What happens when many residents can no longer get behind the wheel?
Who will bear the costs of getting them to groceries, to doctors and to a host of other places?
“As they age, they need more services, and those suburbs are not designed for more services,” said McIlwain, of the Urban Land Institute.