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1st Gear: If You Love Cars You Should Love Public Transit
It may seem contradictory, but it's been a longstanding view at Jalopnik that an increase in public transit usage is a good thing for car culture. Why?
You can read this piece to see our view of commuting culture vs. car culture, but the TL;DR version is that sitting in traffic all day in a boring midsizer is not car culture and does not make you love cars.