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Graphic 1983-2021: Car share increased in parallel with motorway expansion

"Building wider streets to reduce traffic jams is like opening your pants belt to get rid of excess weight," said urban researcher Lewis Mumford more than 60 years ago, in 1955 to be precise has long advocated a more offensive expansion of footpaths and cycle paths. 

The graphic by the VCÖ makes it clear why the further expansion of motorways and roads will not be a worthwhile option in view of the climate catastrophe:

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Written by Karin Bornett

Freelance journalist and blogger in the Community option. Technology-loving Labrador smoking with a passion for village idyll and a soft spot for urban culture.

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