A friend’s grandfather was the first person living on his street to own a car. Parking was never a problem, it was easy to get around town, and he thought it was a great convenience over the subways, trollies, and buses running in New York City at the time. But he never chose to drive his car all the way to Boston, instead he took the train. Without interstate highways, traveling long distances in a car was rarely a “meaningful” option. Back then, that trip took more than eight hours, longer than it took by train.
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