Cars and Private Property
By frugale. Sunday, October 9, 2011 4:45:08 PM
This post is the onset of a reflection on the space cars occupy in Canadian cities. While one can argue that cars can be invaluable while living in sparsely populated countries, especially Northern ones where you have to brave cold temperatures many months a year, I've found that car ownership generally alienates people, by forcing cities to be planned around cars rather than people, causing urban sprawl and the increasing popularity of suburbia.
I recently moved to London, Ontario. It is the tenth most populous city in Canada, in its most densely populated area: South-Western Ontario, and only two hours away from THE most populous city, Toronto. London (ON) is an academic, insurance and medical hub surrounded by a heavily agricultural countryside. Look it up on Google Maps to better understand its geographical situation.