Urban spaces should serve people. The moment that cars are removed from the equation (or at least reduced in the equation), then spaces become quieter, friendlier and people-centric. Watching this great piece of time-lapse video from Amsterdam proves to be quite telling. Cars are not the predominant form of transportation in this scene – trams steal the show (as do bikes, though the movement of pedestrians and cyclists is so swift it’s hard to follow them).
Enjoy 1 minute 48 seconds of low carbon serenity.