18 May 2012

Choke

Big City Nature
Ah. Spring flowers in Copenhagen.

Note the swath of deadness where the exhaust from cars waiting to turn left have left their mark. 60,000 cars a day on this boulevard carving it's asphalt trail through the heart of the city. No politican speaks of doing anything about it.

7 comments:

snogglethorpe said...

How many lanes is that ....? Hard to count.

[Ok, ok, I know the real answer: too many...]

ubringliten said...

That is one of the strongest depiction of diect auto pollution damaging nature . Imagine the children and the seniors breathing that stuff.

Frits B said...

Although CO2 is supposed to be good for plants as they breathe on it ...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but microparticles ain't.

USbike said...

What also amazed me about this street when I was last in Cph is that sections of it don't even have cycle paths, specifically going north on H.C. Andersen towards city hall. There's even a short section where there's not even a bike lane, and you have to detour into sort of a service street and then merge back out onto the main road. If they would just take even part of a car lane here, then there could be a decent cycle track/path all the way.

Erik Griswold said...

Seems to be an ongoing problem despite what they plant:
http://g.co/maps/wwntn

Still, I prefer the yellow daffodils as the (yellow) canary in the coal mine

Tim said...

Wouldn't it be the hot exhaust air and not the pollutants that are directly killing the plants. Either way not nice.