“He will use his revolver on the tires of all machines whose drivers ignore his commands to stop”

The title of this post is a quote from the Baltimore Sun, which was reporting on the Rockville Town Council’s 1908 decision to have it’s bailiff stop—by force— cars exceeding the (6-miles-per-hour) speed limit. This and so many other delightful anecdotes are included in Aaron Wiener’s (@aaronwiener) reporting in the Washington City Paper. Instead of having a exasperated tone, it is a well-researched piece,  an example of good journalism at work:

There is No War on Cars
I love the bit about the jerk, AAA lobbyist who calls his opponent, an urban planner, a “nerd” and a “little ninny.”

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a number of other interesting articles on cars and transportation:

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