Maybe its because im not american, but this looks terrifying to live in

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Maybe its because im not american, but this looks terrifying to live in

True and a valid reason except that it reinforces dependence on cars to get around. Grid layouts make walking more efficient than it is with a meandering maze of streets. Dependence on cars adds economic burdens (cost of vehicle, gas, insurance, maintenance), reduces quality of life by lengthening commute times, diminishes physical health by reducing opportunities for exercise and increasing sedentary time behind the wheel, and of course contributes to the greenhouse effect.

I suppose that ship has pretty much sailed in the US, unfortunately. I’m not sure how we could begin to build alternatives without supporting walkable jobs, retail, and speedy mass transit at the same time, which seems impossible.

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