Update: Read PubliCola’s account of what turned out to be a rollicking event. Props to all my fellow participants, and especially to Michael Ennis and Joe Quintana (the guys on the other side of the debate) who did a respectable job despite a Capitol Hill crowd that had, I think it’s fair to say, a just a wee bit more in common ideologically with me and David Hiller.
It looks like I started something when I wrote the condensed history of the “war on cars” phrase—a canned right-wing talking point that’s been popularized in both Toronto and Seattle. Tomorrow, I’ll be participating in a debate on the topic.
The event will be hosted by PubliCola’s Erica Barnett and moderated by Seattle Channel’s C.R. Douglas. Joining me in the debate will be Cascade Bicycle Club’s David Hiller, Washington Policy Center’s Michael Ennis, and Forward Seattle’s Joe Quintana.
The event is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., February 1 at Liberty Bar (517 15th Avenue East) on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. If you’re in the area, come by and check it out.