LGM Film Club, Part 118: Going PlacesComments
A reader asked if I’d discuss the 1952 film produced by General Electric, Going Places, which makes the argument for public transportation. I found it just kind of an odd document. It certainly makes the case for public transportation strongly enough, but at the precise time when every level of government, not to mention consumer preference, was destroying the basis of public transportation by creating such sprawl as to make the density needed for cost-effective public transportation very difficult. I am sure that the makers of this film knew this, but it feels like screaming into the car-centric winds.