Monday, March 28, 2011

They will manage our lives for us so we don't have to

State greenhouse gas goals could increase driving costs
Oregon is about to enter a new chapter in its environmental history with the adoption of state rules requiring an overall reduction in motor vehicle emissions.

The rules could result in higher fuel taxes, fees based on how miles vehicles are driven, road tolls to reduce congestion, and increased downtown parking charges.

...the rules could require Metro and local governments to take steps to reduce emissions from cars, small trucks and sport utility vehicles. The memo lays out a series of potential actions — called scenarios — in a number of transportation-related fields. They include travel demand management, land use planning, public transit and pricing.

I love that phrase, travel demand management. It sounds so innocent. A search for the term on and websites reveal that our government masters just want to "assist individuals in choosing alternative travel modes." They will just "encourage" us to change our behavior.

Please do not resist their assistance, it is for your own good. We need our lives to be managed by those who know better.


Anonymous said...

Funny, I don't see greenhouse gas in this list:

Employer-based programs:

Alternative work schedules



Vanpool programs

Park & ride

Mandatory SOV reduction programs for large employers

Parking cash-out

Guaranteed ride home

Individualized Marketing (IM)


Standard Personal Vehicle Car-Sharing (PVCS)

Tire fuel efficiency programs

Financial support for public, private, or nonprofit car-sharing organizations

Pay-as-you-drive insurance (PAYD)

Anonymous said...

I swear to God, we live in the Bizarro world. Everything we're told is 'progress' is more expensive, less convenient, less effective, more annoying and intrusive... It's unreal.

Anonymous said...

How is it I've managed to live just shy of 50 years and I've never felt "managed" by anyone? Miglavs, you've got some kind of complex. Maybe you should see a psychiatrist or something. Paranoid delusional.

Robin said...

I think that we should "travel demand management" their ass out of there...

oh wait...

we had the chance in November but noooo Oregon voters kept them in office.

Anonymous said...

As always, I await word from Miglavs on what freedoms he is prohibited from exercising by the big bad government. What do you want to do, Miglavs?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Liars the Bigot is reading your garbage on air.