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The cars don’t work, they just make things worse. But we can kick the habit

13 October 2017
You want people walking to have the priority they should? Well, design for it
You want people walking to have the priority they should? Well, design for it
It may not be a short trip to legislative change, but this is a good start
It may not be a short trip to legislative change, but this is a good start

 

Last time, as you may recall, I reflected with renewed concern upon how unhealthy our relationship with motor cars is; how our towns and cities are conformed to the car; and how, by being so dependent on the ‘freedom’ that cars seem to offer, we have in effect largely become their slaves. You may also remember that I ended that piece with a promise to explore some possible solutions. I’ll be good to my word just as soon as I’ve rehearsed the character of the problem.

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