Cars make us lonely

The illustration below explains quite brilliantly how much public space we’ve surrendered to cars.

Drawing by Swedish artist Karl Jilg, commissioned by the Swedish Road Administration.

And that’s a problem, as traffic impacts our social interactions: you make less friends in your direct environment on streets with heavy traffic.

Time to decrease traffic on our neighborhood streets.

“Cars make us lonely.”
— Donald Appleyard (paraphrasing “Livable Streets,” 1981)