🔗 The social ideology of the motorcar
This essay from 1973 about the way cars took over and broke cities is depressingly current. I didn’t notice it was 46 years old at first and would have said it was written yesterday. Notable for the explanation of how motorcars are inherently a luxury good that cannot scale to the mass populace, because once everyone has a car we might as well walk. They only work when the minority have them, or the city is broken to accommodate them. A must read.