Today, the date the General Motors bankruptcy was announced, Michael Moore released letter entitled "Goodbye, GM ...by Michael Moore". In the letter, he recognizes the problem the private automobile is having on our society. Micheal Moore says of cars: "To continue to build them would only lead to the ruin of our species and much of the planet." He then editorializes on his suggested changes to national policy on in the wake of the event.
Break The Gridlock agrees with Michael Moore's observations regarding the problems associated with automobiles. Mr. Moore's assertion that "The things we call "cars" may have been fun to drive, but they are like a million daggers into the heart of Mother Nature." is certainly true in Chicago. Chicago routinely has ozone action days due in large part to the high level of private car usage. We would add that an automobile dominated city is loud, dangerous and tends to pave space for cars rather than making it hospitable for people. Break The Gridlock supports any policy shift that would move us away the private automobile as the primary means of mobility in Chicago.
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Break The Gridlock is a recognized 501c3 non-profit corporation. We advocate for, and provide services to our grass-roots member organizations which promote more appropriate transportation in Chicago. Individual memberships available to supporters of Break The Gridlock's vision of fewer cars in the city. More information at http://breakthegridlock.org/
This editorial: http://breakthegridlock.org/story/2009/06/29