Donald Appleyard's famous 1969 analysis of how urban traffic destroys communities. Three nearly identical streets in San Francisco, but with light, medium and heavy traffic. The less traffic the more interactions, the more friendships, the more meeting points. Cars kills cities.

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Appleyard's study in context. This was in 1969, and here we are today in 2018 still building these terrible anti-human suburbs and cities. There is no progress, and there certainly is no science, when we ignore basic common sense and even the studies that proves it.
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Replying to @wrathofgnon
I thought I read that an auto manufacturer bought up all those trolleys in California then shut them down. Thanks, financially efficient Libertarians & socially efficient Marxists, thanks a lot. Will you bloodsuckers not leave the rest of us to our cherished devices?
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Politics ruin everything and oligarchs are gonna oligarch.
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Replying to @wrathofgnon
How much public space we surrender to cars
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esp. angering that there aren't enough ladders around for getting out of our cars
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Replying to @wrathofgnon
It's almost as if the destruction of community is their objective ...
Looks like LA is finding new and expensive ways to create more traffic.
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More pedestrianisation please..
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Replying to @wrathofgnon
A similar study is needed on the community impact of treating the kerbside as a car storage space, so there are effectively two metal walls separating opposite housing. Sadly, it is now almost orthodox even for #activetravel advocates to condone high urban car ownership.
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