Maps, Photos, Show America’s Car-Choked Cities

September 8, 2022

Eye Popping thread from Hayden Clarkin, (@the_transit_guy).

Below, Columbus in 1900.

Note streetcar and tracks.


5 Responses to “Maps, Photos, Show America’s Car-Choked Cities”

  1. Anthony O'Brien Says:

    The US mindset is so very thoroughly car based that this will be very hard to change. So much needs to change that it will take many decades.

    It is however entirely doable. It just requires the political will to start. Once the benefits start to emerge there will be less resistance.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      I loved public transit when I was young, and used commuter rail for my first job out of college, but back then working from home wasn’t much of an option, so my next jobs had me commuting by car.

      I’m an old, and I’m too fond of the freedom my private car gives me to give it up. Even after I quit driving myself I’ll depend on regularly cleaned, roach-free automated time-shared cars or hire someone to start Driving Ms. Ditzy.

  2. There is a good song about this problem: Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi

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