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This clever diagram shows what would happen if we designed homes like city streets

We're so used to big, multi-lane roads snaking through our cities that we don't even think about how inefficient it all is. Taras Grescoe, author of the book "Straphanger," illustrated the absurdity of the situation with the diagram below.  If we designed houses like we design cities—there wouldn't be a lot of room for living left. pic.twitter.com/OPmeo5rM2w — Taras Grescoe (@grescoe) April 6, 2016 We often push all the amenities that make urban living worthwhile —housing, green space, shops —aside in favor of poorly-planned streets that favor cars instead of public transportation and pedestrians.
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