Even as more cities are warming towards higher-density development and bike- and pedestrian-friendly innovations, one Santa Monica resident expressed his disdain at how his community is adopting these ideas at the expense of car travel. Contributor Bruce Feldman argues that, even as more residential development comes in, rental prices are actually trending upwards. Worse yet, new residents also tend to drive, meaning more cars on streets even as the city removes lanes in favor of alternate modes, according to Feldman. These changes force residents on the fringes of town who must drive and reap the consequence of longer travel times, Feldman argues. Los Angeles Times readers from Santa Monica and other similar neighborhoods generally agreed with Feldman’s assessment, albeit with a few caveats.