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Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Rip Up the Roads! Here's a story full of contrarian vigor. In the hinterlands of Chester County, there's growing sentiment to tear out ashphalt and go for gravel roads. Dust and dings? Who cares! "It is to keep people the hell out of our township," said West Marlborough Township Supervisor Hugh Lofting (pictured). "In the next few years, traffic calming is going to get a lot of attention," said William H. Fulton, executive director of the Chester County Planning Commission. "Speed tables" and "roundabouts" are other strategies being tried, according Todd Mason's Inquirer story. Are we entering a new era of backlash against automobiles, and their gas-guzzling, nerve-jamming ways? Even the oil-baron-chummy Bush adminstration is promoting energy conservation with a mascot called the Energy Hog. See story. How hot is your love affair with autos these days?