reading urban mobility with parent and child

On a recent September stroll in Avignon, I saw two vignettes of parent and child, each with a subtly different gloss on who controls transportation choice.

This new imagery amid old world streets calls the question of the day. Which generation should choose how we get from place to place in the city?

Take a look at the passive parent in the second photograph.

The answer is, increasingly, oh-so-clear.

Avignon Mobility1_ChuckWolfe

Avignon Mobility2_ChuckWolfe

Image composed by the author in Avignon, France. Click on the image for more detail. © 2009-2013 myurbanistAll Rights Reserved. Do not copy.

For more information on the role of personal experience in understanding the changing city, see Urbanism Without Effortan e-book from Island Press.

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