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.
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