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Friday, November 17, 2017

Profiles in Courage: Land Use Edition

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

"We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

"We can’t stop development waiting for the roads to be built."


  1. They picked an inartful way of saying it, but yes, it's difficult for local governments to restrict development until infrastructure is completed. Especially in Virginia. However, it's not like it was a total shock that developers would want to... um, develop once the Metro was built. It was sort of a big reason the county put so much effort into making sure the Silver Line was built in the first place. It also was a multidecade process to get it to happen. You would think there might have been a bit more planning for the inevitable impact of traffic, and maybe a bit more urgency, not environmental studies for a project that won't be done for another decade or so.

    You would think.

  2. "Profiles in Cowardice", I think you mean, Restonian


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