The NYT’s Seen A “Future Without Cars” But What About 21st Century Cars?
Last week the NYT ran an piece on imagining Manhattan as a "city without cars." Definitely it would be more pleasant, but people also very much want personal transportation, and so closing or narrowing all the streets may not present a great solution and not beyond New York in any event. The problem is that planners still think about 20th century cars, with all their problems and downsides and without the new abilities the 21st century offers for traffic management using smartphones, self-driving and more.
I explore where we can really go in a city with the 21st century car in The future without cars changes with 21st century cars