Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day 160: Highways


Day 160: Highways, originally uploaded by susanvg.

I was at a meeting today at a school - here is the view as you walked out. This spaghetti of roads was built in the 60s. The interchange is slated to be completely rebuilt, with more at ground level. People in neighbourhoods close by are concerned about the noise and dirt of the construction phase. I wish the city would invest more in public transportation and less in highways. We have to learn to rely less on cars. I'm not ready to give mine up, but I do try to use public transportation more than I used to. Change is hard and it will take a long time to wean us of our dependence on the almighty automobile.

2 comments:

  1. Lots of criss-crossed concrete - but we are definitely 'addicted' to the automobile. At least if we can get the auto makers and politicians to prioritize fuel efficient vehicles, we could put some balance into the equation!

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  2. Amen! We need more bike-friendly and walk-friendly communities Instead of suburbs that are built for the automobile. It's nearly impossible for most people to get along without a car. That's a problem!

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