Overall, a poorly written and somewhat vacuous piece. While most your points stand, they do so because they have been repeated and reasonably argued for the umpteenth time since the 60's; otherwise, they'd be unsubstantiated fodder. I just wish conversations on urban design were more productive than "cars are bad, bikes are good" -- because, what does that really accomplish? We are well into the decline of the suburb as the preferred place to live. Why not talk about how cycling rates/culture can be improved instead? Or why inner-ring suburbs are being increasingly populated by the former inner-city poor?