"Cars make us lonely." —Donald Appleyard, Livable Streets, 1981.
@tursiops While I don't doubt what's represented in the diagram - I'm curious as to it's source. I'd like to pass this along - but can't, in good faith, do so until I can verify the source of the data
Based on the link from @jlj, it looks like it's from the book "Livable Streets" by Donald Appleyard.
The above diagram is on the cover of this posthumous revision:
@tursiops a related observation: people are more likely to sit and socialize / enjoy a coffee together in a quiet square than a noisy cross roads
the car is a powerful, effectively industrial scale, device that became a mass consumption product
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