Folks lets keep in mind carfree cities is inexorably connected to
different ways to formulate an economy and a social community. This
means some problems would naturally disappear as others arose. It is
impossible to think of carfree cities in the long term without
acknowledging the changes in society that would take place.
A carfree city would invite a 100 fold increase in socializing and
community by its very nature. People would no longer be isolated in
bubbles, like the car bubble or suburban home bubble. It would also
serve to reunite the divided classes, rich and poor alike ride bikes
together. There is a guarantee that community would increase when
people slow down their speed and decrease their distance of transport
and intermingle between race and class.
How does this pertain towards our discussion of alternative
transportation? Well for starters, if the weather is inclement people
will want to close their businesses. Labor should benefit from a
tighter labor market and may begin winning things like flexible
scheduling, decrease work time, and better benefits. People who are
less able to adapt to a human centered mobility, may benefit from an
increase in social answers to their distress.
Our transportation affects our social and economic structure. It is
good to try and think about how those changes might help out