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.
Lawrence Wittner is Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany. His latest book is a satirical novel about university corporatization and rebellion, What's Going On at UAardvark?