2019) Away with All Cars (Redux) – Leo Murray
The privatisation of public transport in the UK has had widespread negative impacts on human welfare and social justice. But these are dwarfed by what may prove to have been the most profoundly damaging privatisation project of all time: the relentless subjugation of the public realm to the exigencies of the private motor car. Four out of five journeys in Britain are now made by car, van or taxi, and there are 39.4 million licensed vehicles on the UK’s roads – more than one car for every two human beings in the country. The number of cars in the UK has grown in every year since the end of the Second World War, alongside a continual increase in the distance travelled by car.