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A look at cities without cars

PostPosted: July 9th, 2020, 1:29 pm
by TheVat
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/opin ... e=Homepage

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This is written by a car lover who has come round to the benefits of a city made for pedestrians and bikes and mass transit that's not overcrowded. A detailed vision of what might be.

Re: A look at cities without cars

PostPosted: July 9th, 2020, 5:51 pm
by Serpent
Great start! The new street names will be that much more visible.
It's an excellent article, and very timely. Cities have been catching on for a while now -
https://www.arch2o.com/world-top-car-free-cities/. (Don't you love how all these sites are sponsored by auto makers?) and this moment is opportune as we'll ever get.
The economy will never get back to 'normal'; we'll never again be able to afford the level of waste we're accustomed to. This is one of the changes that will make life better as well as more affordable.
(And since many jobs are never coming back and even more won't be coming back downtown, let's do something useful with those tall glass money-laundries. Turn them into hydroponic farms, so people can walk five blocks to tend the crops and carry dinner home.)