ianjamesgordon9 months ago
I think this is more of a North American problem. You wouldn't find half of these problems in the vast majority of European cities. They came into being before the car. I am not saying its virtuous, but rather that 'path dependency' played a major part. In the US, earlier choices dictate which future choices are open to you. These earlier choices have not favored urban planning, given that the choices were made by General Motors, and were in many cases illegal. However oil scarcity is going to change the burbs. The only question is whether or not the burbs will be prepared for those changes or not.