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There's a term that applies here, which is "legacy infrastructure." Like it's hard to redesign U.S. cities to be pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, or reinstall trams, because we're left with the legacy infrastructure of decades of building for cars. Thanks for highlighting these issues.

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Apr 10Liked by John Clayton

Read this in a big airport. The perfect place to contemplate how the demands of technology (snd those who profit from it) continue to expand at the expense of human dignity and even safety.

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Apr 10Liked by John Clayton

Food for thought. Got me thinking about e-bikes, and roads. Regarding the latter, the expression, “If you build it, they will come,” comes to mind. Yes, if you build roads, or improve them, more people will come. By car or truck. Perhaps we should opt for not building and not improving, and accept what problems ensue. But once you let the too-many-vehicles or too-many-people genies out of their bottles it’s hard to get them back in.

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