the beatles and urbanism?

Bike sharing adjacent to Hyde Park, London

Breaking news: In anticipation of this Friday’s Royal Wedding, an anonymous urbanist reported the discovery of long-lost Beatles lyrics in an undisclosed location.*

Musical lyrics can be the rallying cry for (or a reflection of) generational change.

Consider how American land development patterns might have changed if these words from “across the Pond” had risen to the top of American charts in 1965:

Beautiful bike lane
Sharrows and green,

Sidewalk seating
Street food eating,

You grab my hand
In a density scene,

Don’t be suburban,
Urban girl.

*Belated April Fools Day.

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