NIMBY = "Not In My Back Yard"
For many proponents of policies that emphasize traffic safety over car throughput, sustainable development over urban sprawl, and economic vitality over parking availability, time and again efforts to create progressive movement are stymied by objections rooted in a consistent ideology. And that ideology appears to be rooted in a fear of change and old, rigid thinking.
So what are good progressives to do? Well, we label the objections and group them together, of course! And thus the "NIMBY" is born.