define('WP_CACHE', true); //Added by WP-Cache Manager
adobe illustrator download freeadobe acrobat apple downloadadobe download free premiereadobe premiere tryout 6 download cheap oem software download adobe flash player free adobe acrobat flash downloadadobe 6 download free premier adobe free download kaufen Buy cheap software download adobe acrobat 8 fulldownload adobe photoshop brushesdownload adobe after effects 7 order Download OEM Software
Broken Cities on the Mend — Carectomy - Removing Cars from People

Broken Cities on the Mend

by Kate Trainor on October 26, 2007

traffic Broken Cities on the Mend

The current issue of Car Busters magazine poses the question: How do we fix our cities?

When cities were built during the Industrial Revolution, “they were crowded, noisy, crime-ridden, and polluted.” Fast-forward one hundred some-odd years and our modern cities suffer from these same problems. According to Car Buster, cars bear the brunt of the responsibility.

Since the advent of the automobile, city planners, traffic engineers, and government officials have been asking, "How do we keep the traffic flowing?" And by traffic, they meant cars. Cars clog the streets; their noise, fumes, and deadly mass fray nerves, choke the air, and run people under their wheels. But now citizens are taking action, demanding that cities be built for people, not cars.

But, things are changing. The combination of global warming, obesity, the prevalence of debilitating diseases, and general discontent with the structure of our communities seem to have caused many people to reach their tipping point. The momentum is shifting away from a sprawling car culture and towards walkable, centralized communities with green space, networks of multi-use trails, and “complete streets.”

 

Related posts:

  1. Getting it Done in Istanbul: Toward Carfree Cities Conference
  2. Bikes Gain Traction in US Cities
  3. Top Ten Walkable U.S. Cities
  4. 11 Most Bicycle Friendly Cities
  5. America’s Most Walkable Cities

Leave a Comment

Previous post: Bakfietsen: Bikes to Take Bak the City

Next post: Making Streets Complete

Fleet Sales