How Cars Took Over the City Streets (Smithsonian)

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With Google’s self-driving cars in testing, it’s worth asking how autonomous cars will change the way we work, travel, and plan city streets. But to predict the future we have to look back at the past.

Clive Thompson explains how the rise of the original (human-driven!) automobiles changed the cityscape—with some disastrous setbacks along the way. Read the article here.

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