When the car was invented, the world became a little bit smaller. This was accompanied by independence and freedom among people who had been bound to their homes for a long time. People who resided in rural areas could now travel to the nearest town and beyond and were now able to pursue new opportunities in education, work, and travel. Those who lived in cities were now able to go beyond their trolley cars’ limits and relocate, work, and go on vacation wherever they wanted. Distances amongst towns got shorter, and even before people would recognize it, the world was paved border to border and coast to coast. People enjoyed a form of mobility freedom they had never experienced before.
However, the freedom did not come without its drawbacks in terms of aging infrastructure, dependency on fuel, and air pollution. These consequences have resulted in people reassessing the pros and … Read the rest