The road is mechanical, linear movement epitomised by the car. [prev] The street, at best, is a living place of human movement and social intercourse, of freedom and spontaneity.
The car system steals the street from under us and sells it back for the price of petrol. It privileges time over space, corrupting and reducing both to an obsession with speed or, in economic lingo, "turnover". It doesn't matter who "drives" this system for its movements are already pre-determined. [next]