07 July 2005

More from London

The evening commute has begun and transportation in London is still at a standstill, a BBC reporter sent in this report:

"It is strange to see so many Londoners carrying A-Z maps of the capital, not knowing how to make their way home on foot."

It reminds me of the aftermath of 9/11 with thousands of pedestrians walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to leave Manhattan.

These images are compelling because they underline our Western dependence on the automobile and mass transit; the fact that urban centres are supported by a suburban workforce is made that much clearer.

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