Cities and Cars: Foes Not Friends

An interesting conclusion in an article in The Atlantic on cities and cars:

“Today, in many cities, roads and parking facilities continue to grow, as though the problem for the last 50 years has been that the growth was not enough. These cities might be able to guarantee a parking space in front of every destination that still remains (or they might not), but they are likely doing so at the expense of those things that cities really need – namely, people.”

Unfortunately for cities like Adelaide, that seem to be becoming more progressive, there are still a number of laggards that get in the way. Business owners complaining about the lack of on-street car parking were a contributing factor to the failed Sturt Street “Copenhagen-style” bike lanes. Now with plans for something similar on Frome Street, their voice can again be heard.