1930s planners wanted to turn Trafalgar Square into a multi-tier car-park
This monstrosity never got off the drawing board but, before we count our blessings, motormyopia allowed much of the rest of London to become car-centric. Perhaps today’s report from the transport committee of the London Assembly will be a turning point? Perhaps London can start designing for people, and not just cars?
Do we really want a future where sitting in traffic jams is the norm, and to hell with the consequences for our personal and civic health? My time is too precious to be wasted sat in a car going nowhere fast. That’s one of the reasons I ride a bicycle in the city.
Source: Londonist via the 1982 book London as it Might Have Been, by Felix Barker.
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