Forget the Damned Motor Car

There’s a great post on the Sustainable Cities Collective about how cities are designed for cars – and how that’s just about the worst way to design a city. We’ll leave you with this quote and graphic and encourage you to head over there to check out the original.

I see what a fraud the car is—how much it has cheated me out of. On foot and lighthearted, you are right down amid things. How familiar and congenial the ground is, the trees, the weeds, the road, the cattle look! The car puts me in false relations to all these things. I am puffed up. I am a traveler. I am in sympathy with nothing but me; but on foot I am part of the country, and I get it into my blood. If it were not for Mrs. Burroughs I should hang up the car.

John Burroughs