Saturday, 4 July 2009


Cycle lane at Westfield shopping centre.

Photo taken from this excellent website.

And looking at the above photograph, I think how true this is:

The car is no longer 'progressive'. In any sensible society it would be all but obsolete, a privatised mode of motion which not only carries rates of death in its wake that would never be accepted on any other kind of transport, but which carries in its train a landscape of endless sheds, retail parks and malls which, for all its cold fascination, is not one which even its defenders can be bothered to make a serious case for.