Speaking in Volumes: Cars, Buses, and Bikes
The photo above (larger image here
) illustrates yet another resource that cars waste: public space. This triptych shows the amount of room needed to transport the same number of people by car, bus, or bicycle.
In addition to polluting our air, contributing to global warming, being unsafe, requiring a huge infrastructure of pavement
, highways, and "free" parking
, and making us all generally less happy, cars just take up too much damned room!
The coolest thing about this image: it’s a poster on display in the City Planning Office in Muenster, Germany. Muenster
is known for its progressive stance towards alternative transportation and its well-developed network of bicycle routes.
Can you imagine if it were typical for city planning offices to have posters like this one displayed as a model for change? The world would be a very different place.
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