“Imagine that we had the same gaps in car networks that pedestrians have in their networks … You would drive to an intersection and then the road just ends. Or you can’t take a right turn since there is no road. That’s what #pedestrians are constantly up against”
Most cities don’t map their own pedestrian network. Now, researchers at MIT have built the first open source tool to let planners do just that.
This community exists as a sister community/copycat community to the r/fuckcars subreddit.
This community exists for the following reasons:
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Be nice to each other. Being aggressive or inflammatory towards other users will get you banned. Name calling or obvious trolling falls under that. Hate cars, hate the system, but not people. While some drivers definitely deserve some hate, most of them didn’t choose car-centric life out of free will.
No bigotry or hate. Racism, transphobia, misogyny, ableism, homophobia, chauvinism, fat-shaming, body-shaming, stigmatization of people experiencing homeless or substance users, etc. are not tolerated. Don’t use slurs. You can laugh at someone’s fragile masculinity without associating it with their body. The correlation between car-culture and body weight is not an excuse for fat-shaming.
Stay on-topic. Submissions should be on-topic to the externalities of car culture in urban development and communities globally. Posting about alternatives to cars and car culture is fine. Don’t post literal car fucking.
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