“vehicles ... created more distances than they helped to bridge; more time was used by the entire society for the sake of traffic than was 'saved'....
“Speedy vehicles of all kinds render space scarce. They drive wedges of highways into populated areas, and then extort tolls on the bridge over the remoteness between people that was manufactured for their sake. This monopoly over land turns space into car fodder. It destroys the environment for feet and bicycles.”

Ivan Illich