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Berkeley needs fewer cars

- Charlene M. Woodcock
Wednesday May 22, 2002

To the Editor: 

Low-density, low-height-limitation advocates sadly miss the point: If we are to improve the quality of life in Berkeley, we must reduce automobile traffic dramatically.  

This can only be done by providing housing in Berkeley for students, teachers, firefighters, and others who work in Berkeley.  

In-fill residential development scaled to its architectural context is the environmentally-sound way to provide housing and increase the viability of public transportation. People can live well without private cars if they're provided decent public transportation.  


- Charlene M. Woodcock