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Norm Garrick - Automobility Decreases the Efficiency of Cities

Norman Garrick discusses what happens when you start to change your infrastructure from being pedestrian supported to auto supported.  Case in point, the City of Hartford, which had at one point 15,000 parking spaces when it was a more walkable place.  Today, it has 45,000 parking spaces and less jobs that it did then. To see what that means in terms of city destruction, you only have to wait till the end of the discussion to see the destruction that has on a city's soul.  In plain terms, making way for automobility decreases the efficiency of cities.