Why I Do not Have a Car and Walk

Cars are for me the most stupid invention ever. And as often happens, the idea is great, but the realisation we have nowadays is disastrous. Cars are not only bad for the nature and for our health (gases), but they also separate and create boundaries in the landscape. Highways separate the landscape and make it impossible for animals and people to cross. And it is pretty much the same in the cities. Cars are a big danger especially for old people and kids. Our cities are built for the cars and not for the people. You can’t just walk around, because of the cars. There are only some special reserves, called parks, where people can feel safe. But this it not enough!

When I was a kid, I used to play on the street because there were really a few cars. Together with my brother we used to count the cars on our street and we counted about 10 cars per hour. Now there are at about 20 per minute. So it is not possible for kids to play anymore where they want. I can’t imagine that my kid will not have the freedom to move because of some stupid invention.

And because of the cars and the car roads our cities are grey. Can you imagine cities where there are meadows instead of roads? I could have been much better. And if we still need for some reason cars, then it is possible to ban them from the living areas. It can be definitely done. How about this? How about creating colourful cities with meadows and flowers instead of grey roads? How about kids playing outside and nor staying in front of the computer. How about old people sitting on the banks and not watching TV? How about much more social people, who live more outside than inside? Can we start creating this future? Can we start creating such cities? Sure we can!