The Cities Are No Longer Of The People To Be Of Automobiles

The cities have been more humane. People greeted on the street, even the ones who didn’t know each other. There was kindness. Eye to eye, spaces for people, squares, parks, trees, birds, flowers and smiles. Then came the car, with all the good and bad that it represents

Trees were cut down, rivers were buried and the squares and the roads were covered with asphalt, the dark and barren ground that signals the territory reserved for the machines and banned for people. Those closed within the metal and dark glasses began to see the other – in other sealed cans or even walk across the street – as simple obstacles in your way, in the way your path.

Are no longer the people they were a day. The inside of the bubbles going fast at all costs, cursing the obstacles that you cross the road. The circulating free, must cross the barren territory without first the look, since they increase your speed to scare them, roaring engines, mooing horns, screaming with the rubber on the rough floor: “out of the way! The black territory is not for you!”

The children can’t play in the street, don’t know what cycle to the home of friends, don’t know jumping rope and don’t come out for an ice cream alone. The new owners of the village, dressed in metal, glass and smoking fuel.

These same new city owners also have your offspring, but few realize the freedom that was taken of their children that they themselves have your luxury and comfort. Insulate your children in delimited spaces, being taken from a room to another within the metal monsters that live in the black territory. Out of them, the child cannot cross these lands.

The cities were made for people. The cars came later and deformed the urban spaces. Look out the window now and see how much space the street is reserved for the movement of people and how much of it is available for cars. The city is made for motorized circulation, the tendency of people will inevitably be that – and the result is what is known as rush hour (from 7 A.M. to 10 at night).

Instead of realizing what our city has become and contribute to make it a better place for us and our children, by using alternatives to the car whenever possible, most people just think of buying a car more comfortable and isolate the problems. Turn on the air conditioning, close the Windows, turn up the sound and ignore what’s on the outside, pretending it’s not there. In other words, run away. Great solution.

His city depends on you

If you get tired of your city, do whatever you can to make it better. A time when your car let you down, for example, can be an opportunity to see the city from a different angle, instead of an addict to experience lock in a air-conditioned environment if isolated from the world and people until you reach the other place of confinement

By the way, that’s exactly what happened to me: in a day when the car broke down, I decided to use the bike to go to work and saw that it was not so complicated as it seemed. That’s when everything began to change. The city has changed for me, and I moved to the city and to those around me.

Can’t live confined in metal bubbles. The streets are yours also. Get out on foot, to feel the Sun, look up to the sky. How long have you not look at the shapes of clouds, the sound of the birds and plants who insist on being born in any hole in the pavement, weathering the petrification of town?

Live life, be free!

See also 12 reasons to cycle things only see things that cyclists who’s driving doesn’t notice the feeling of being Really cyclist is the verb

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You can also help prevent the greenhouse effect do you know how much it costs to keep your car? Same? Enlarge your vision about the world the consequences of overuse of auto world car free day “I’m not” traffic

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