Planet earth vs. roads: The epic conflict that will define the future of the world – Salon.com


L.A. Road Network

The great age of road-building is only beginning. By 2050, we will have added 15 million miles of new road to the planet — a 60 percent increase in four decades over our current total, amassed over the past 5,000 years. Nine-tenths of that network will be built in the developing world – in the basins of the Amazon and Congo Rivers, and the jungles of South Asia and Oceania.

via Planet earth vs. roads: The epic conflict that will define the future of the world – Salon.com.

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Posted on September 15, 2014, in Air Quality, Automobiles, Cities, Engineering Practice, Fossil Fuels, Gasoline, Geology, Habitat, Health, Planning Practice, Public Works, Real Estate, Smart Growth, Society, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Walkability and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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