Cars Take Up A Lot Of City Space
Our cities are running out of space, and cars are taking up a lot of it.By Zach Toombs | October 4, 2015
America loves its cars. But they take up a lot of space. And that’s a problem for cities, especially when you see just how much our population has shifted into those cities — and how little space we have left there.
Consider this: 69 people on a city street only take up this much space on bikes — this much if they were all on a bus — but this much when they decide to drive. That’s a lot of space for a relatively small number of people.
As seen in Latvia, where bikers protested by fastening makeshift car frames to their bicycles, showing how much extra space cars occupy.