The AJC was chock full of urban decay stories yesterday. In case you missed it, here are a few of them:
*According to a recent Sperlings Best Cities survey Atlanta is one of the fifteen most stressful cities to live in. One of the main reasons is that the ATL has the third longest commute time per capita in the country. But you’ll pry my endless miles of wasteful concrete from my cold, dead, stressed out hands.
*Atlanta metro and its environs is having some serious sewer problems. The most terrifying thing in this article is the supposed 22 million gallon sewage spill in NW Atlanta. 22 million!?
*Poor Boomers. You don’t get to retire on your private yacht at 55.
*And when news sources like the AJC are actually posting shit like this, you know its gone mainstream. And all the people in this country with a shred of deductive ability heave a collective, “Duh!” Apparently more drilling doesn’t actually effect gas prices.
*Think Progress has an interesting article about transportation use and urban planning in our fair, dysfunctional city.
*While we’re at it, Talking Points Memo also ran a story about public transportation and the end of the Happy Motoring Age.
*And while we’re still at it, Salon chatted a bit about the end of cheap gasoline. They say get used to $4 a gallon. I say get used to $5.
*One more: Rolling Stone and the race for earth’s last resources.