Destruction to humans:
- Air pollution
- Road danger
- Water pollution
- Carbon emissions
- Obesity and inactivity
Destruction to nature:
Virtually all of western Europe, the eastern US and Japan have no areas at all that are unaffected by roads. The scientists considered that land up to a kilometre on each side of a road was affected, which they believe is a conservative estimate. Loss of biodiversity threatens the natural systems of nature that we all depend on. Germany has seen a massive collapse in insects. France has seen a coillapse in its bird population. Bees are in rapid decline.
Destruction to our lived environment:
Severance means risking your life just to pick up a pint of milk. I met this family of a mother and three children trying to cross a dangerous street where there is no safe crossing. She does this journey nearly every day.
Pingback: Cars: a sledgehammer to crack the nut of personal transport