We’re so used to big, multi-lane roads snaking through our cities that we don’t even think about how inefficient it all is.
Taras Grescoe, author of the book “Straphanger,” illustrated the absurdity of the situation with the diagram below.
We often push all the amenities that make urban living worthwhile — housing, green space, shops — aside in favour of poorly-planned streets that favour cars instead of public transportation and pedestrians.
Maybe we should start designing our city roads like we design our homes: for the people who live there.
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