Urban Transportation

Archive Report

Urgent Problem of City Transportation

Threatened Choking of Cities by Motor Traffic

American Cities, large and small, are searching urgently, in some cases almost desperately, for solutions to a paradoxical problem. Modern transportation, the force which more than any other has made today's city what it is, now threatens to strangle it. More than a hundred million people reside in the nation's urban areas. For them the morning and evening rush hour is a source of daily irritation and a thief of the leisure time made available by shorter working hours. Luther Gulick, president of the Institute of Public Administration and a leading authority on urban affairs, has written: “So central to metropolitan life is this problem of physical circulation of men and goods that it ...

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