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Can we at least agree zoning laws are a terrible way to regulate air pollution?

Noise is readily solved by better insulation which has a lot of other benefits as well, and fewer zoning laws reduce the cost of housing thereby freeing up income for things like insulation.

I view streets as a public good. One person in a neighborhood does not have any more claim to a stretch of road than the person in the next neighborhood. The locals have no standing to prevent people from driving on their street.






Can we at least agree zoning laws are a terrible way to regulate air pollution?

I donít have enough expertise to answer this question.

Noise is readily solved by better insulation

Not if one happens to enjoy spending time outdoors.
One person in a neighborhood does not have any more claim to a stretch of road than the person in the next neighborhood.

That depends whether both neighborhoods belong to the same tax paying unit. If a community spends extra to maintain better roads, it may be entitled to decide independently how these roads are used (for example, it may forbid heavy trucks from using it).

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