We’re so used to big, multi-lane roads snaking through our cities that we don’t even think about how inefficient it all is.
Taras Grescoe, author of the book “Straphanger,” illustrated the absurdity of the situationwith the diagram below.
If we designed houses like we design cities-there wouldn’t be a lot of room for living left. pic.twitter.com/OPmeo5rM2w
We often push all the amenities that make urban living worthwhile-housing, green space, shops-aside in favor of poorly-planned streets that favor cars instead of public transportation and pedestrians.Maybe we should start designing our city roads like we design our homes: for the people who live there.