This one is really for everyone who saw my presentation “A Field Guide to Transit Quarrels,” rather than just looking at the slides here. Frequent commenter Alon Levy accuses me of “devious” rhetoric.
Reading the notes, I think you’re using a devious rhetorical technique. You say you’re not going to prejudice in favor of any view, but then you associate your own views on transit with reason, and views that emphasize technology or direct service with emotion. The reality is much more complicated …
There’s some interesting back and forth between Alon, myself, and some others below Alon’ comment in the thread.
I’d like to hear in comments below if anyone got the same impression from my live presentation. If you were there, please comment or email, and don’t forget to mention which city you saw me speak in.