Obsessed With Cars?

The Charlotte Observer starts a five-day series on our automobile-obsessed society.

July 24, 2001, 8:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

One-hundered years with the automobile has shaped Charlotte's destiny: "It has fueled Charlotte's rapid suburbanization and the equally rapid loss of countryside. It remains a major factor in what's built and where it's located. And it has given rise to a lifestyle in which the car has gone from an amenity to a member of the family."

Thanks to Congress on the New Urbanism

Monday, July 23, 2001 in The Charlotte Observer

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