Thursday, May 14, 2009
Robert Moses and Highways
A: “If you listen to the complaints of a few homeowners in every matter, nothing would get built…the individual has to yield to the interests of the entire country in this matter”
Robert Moses, talking about the Cross Bronx Expressway
Do you agree with Moses on this matter? Disagree? Why?
B: Think about the different ways that NYC has been shaped by the automobile over the last 60 years. Do you think that the city ever get beyond cars? Are they now part of the "fabric" of the city? What would the city be like without cars, an with more transit options?