National Bike Month is an opportunity to envision the post-car future. The reign of the auto is not inevitable, and it is likely not permanent.
Many places that have experimented with privatization have found that public services are actually more cost-efficient in the long run.
Stephanie Van Hook is co-Director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence in Petaluma, California. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.