Blog calls Post on 'windshield perspective'
When a reporter covering transportation issues gets around mostly by car, it's easy to slip into what David Alpert of the Greater Greater Washington blog calls a "windshield perspective" -- a tendency to view the world as if everyone was a driver.
Alpert, who does a great job covering metropolitan Washington (and sometimes Baltimore too), tore into two Washington Post reporters for their coverage of parking trends in that area. In this case, I think he has them dead to rights. I, too, had spotted the $100-a-day hypothetical they posed for a day's parking in Friendship Heights and thought that was fanciful at best.
Reminder to all transpo writers, including myself: Not everyone drives.