From 1956 cover story: Life with the aut

The text reads: “It’s 5:37 on the Lake Washington FloatingBridge. Out from Seattle pours a flowing stream of homeward boundcars headed for the suburban communities of Mercer Island,Bellevue, Mendina, Kirkland, Lake Samamish, Issaquah.

At the same hour and minute in the San Francisco area, on theWaldo Grade, on the Broadway Tunnel Road, on El Camino, on theEastshore Freeway – in the Los Angeles area on the old Arroyo Secofreeway and the new Hollywood freeway, on Ventura Boulevard andFoothill Boulevard and Sepulveda – the long lines are homewardbound.

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What happens when all of our millions of cars reach home? Whathappens when they regroup and cluster later in the evening, fordinner parties, for teen-age parties, for swimming? Where do wepark them, store them, shelter them, enter them, leave them?”

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