In the fight to preserve the 50+ year convention of getting around in a gas powered vehicle Ford Nation will eternally fail to achieve its goal. Simply asphalt is costly and space is limited. Every time a commuter chooses to take a bike or a bus instead of driving the CAR WINS. It may seem an emasculated approach to urban politics but the war for the car begins with vigorous investment in providing commuters with alternatives. The advantage to Gravy Train advocates is that the cost of keeping the roads in reasonable working order goes down, as the need for lane expansion and resurfacing is stabilized and reduced, we all share in the gravy savings. Sensible transportation thinking begins at home, where you make your own location and mobility choices, but the city has an influential role to play and it is a progressive new messaging that will pave the way.