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 ...