Cities could look completely different today if not generations of mayors and planners had designed the urban world to be a great place for cars. At the core of car-centric urban planning lies the physical separation of traffic flows. Different traffic zones for cars, pedestrians and public transport vehicles should enable the unobstructed flow of motorized traffic. In most cities, however, this ideal was not to be accomplished without transforming the urban space and the way people lived. Today, the concept of the car-friendly city is considered to be outdated. But the physical results from adapting cities to the needs of motorized vehicles are still shaping urban life and space.
The project „Landscape of the Car“ examines how architecture built for the car influences urban space and the way we experience the city. As part of this project, a photo series about the “Hochstraße Nord” will be exhibited at Stadtmuseum Ludwigshafen.