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natural man – the pedestrian – becomes the intruder
August 26, 2012, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Cities, streets, Transit | Tags: , , ,

I never learned to drive. As a kid, I saw too many fatal accidents and I grew up hating the idea. Automobiles slaughter 40,000 people a year, maim a hundred thousand more, and bring out the worst in men. Any society where a natural man – the pedestrian – becomes the intruder, and an unnatural man encased in a steel shell becomes his molester, is a science fiction nightmare.

Ray Bradbury, from Brain Pickings

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