12 April 2012

The Societal Costs of Car Use


Brilliantly simple and effective video about the societal costs of automobile use. Filled with nuggets of wisdom, effectively communicated. Love the bit about how cars are like gasses - it doesn't matter how large the container grows, the molecules will still occupy the whole space. Build more roads, more cars come. Welcome to Square One. Amazing how after 75 years of traffic engineers and planners failing constantly and consistently at solving traffic problems, we still give them outrageous amounts of funding to keep... failing.

Seriously, what other vocation in the world gets so much money to play with without having produced ANY results for three quarters of a century?

The Mexican office of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) produced this film - in Spanish with English subtitles.

Thanks to Ludwig from UITP for the link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The automobile dream sis over. As many other american-inspired dreams. As usual, they will be the last to notice.