Lewis Mumford on urban cars


Lewis Mumford was an American technology and science historian, who wrote at length about urban environments. I saw this quote of his going around again recently:

Adding highway lanes to deal with traffic congestion is like loosening your belt to cure obesity.

But this is my favourite:

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.

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