Notable Linkage: Vancouver and the insatiable automobile by Gordon Price

Excerpt:

No longer was the city redesigned to accommodate the car while leaving most of the pre-Motordom road grid intact; now the postwar urban region would be designed for the car, and only for the car. All other transportation choices were minimized. Distances would be too far to walk, roads too dangerous to cycle, transit too infrequent, taxis too expensive. From the drive-in garage at the front of the house to the free parking wherever there was a destination, the assumption was self-evident: almost everyone would drive almost everywhere for almost everything almost all the time.

Vancouver and the insatiable automobile by Gordon Price

Advertisements