I was amazed last week to hear callers to Lars' show insist that there is no government conspiracy against the automobile. You may choose to call these "plans" something other than a conspiracy but clearly our government masters don't want us driving our cars.
NOTE: SOV = single occupancy vehicle
CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES May 8, 2000
"establish modal targets for non-single occupant vehicle (SOV) person trips for all Metro 2040
design type areas in Lake Oswego."
SALEM TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PLAN ELEMENTS
"decrease reliance on the SOV as the dominant means of travel."
"It is an objective of this Plan for the Salem Urban Area to achieve a minimum of a 9 percent increase in work trips, a total of 25 percent, using modes other than the single-occupant vehicle (SOV) by 2015."
City of Bend Transportation/Parking Strategic Plan
"active discouragement of SOV use, such as higher pricing for parking in desirable spots or during desirable hours."
Multnomah County Health Department
"Public transportation is a preferable alternative to SOV trips."