15 February 2013

Just Imagine It For A Minute

What if cars were the exception, not the norm, mostly invisible in the course of our normal comings and goings? What if people weren't allowed to park their cars on town or city streets?  What if pedestrian zones were the norm?
A pedestrian zone in Turkey
Walking would be a different experience if your view of streets and buildings weren't obstructed by parked and moving vehicles of various sizes.  Biking would be transformed if you didn't have to assume you were invisible to drivers of cars and trucks.
Bicycle parking in Cambridge
Our towns and cities would look and feel and sound and smell totally different.

Just imagine it for a minute.