burlingtonfreepress : "He shifted between data sets (fewer car commutes generally correlate with lower obesity rates and more prudent investments in real estate) and sacred cows (do electric cars do anything to solve vehicular-propelled issues of safety, congestion, road and parking costs, sprawl, habitat destruction and the sedentary habits of drivers?).
Litman grew up in Whittier, Calif., steered by the car-cultures of greater Los Angeles.
"You learn from places that have conspicuous problems," he said.
As an adult, Litman moved to Vancouver Island, where he founded and now directs the nonprofit Victoria Transport Policy Institute.
It's a spot he said embodies an underrated virtue: walkability.
Burlington and other Chittenden County urban centers, he noted, openly aspire to that claim."