Land Use for Automobiles in Detroit 1974


The next “William Bunge Wednesday” is creative mapping idea that show the land area use dedicated to automobiles. The dark areas are roads, parking lots, etc. while the white spaces are buildings and parks. It seems that many of Detroit’s infrastructure woes are built on the back of the shrinking automobile industry. Public transit is next to non-existent due to the automobile industry influence.

EDIT: This is actually a map reprinted by Bunge from Ronald Horvath’s, member of DGEI, ‘Machine Space’ article in 1974

4 thoughts on “Land Use for Automobiles in Detroit 1974

  1. Pingback: Map of Detroit Parking Footprint | DETROITography

  2. Pingback: Map: The Growth of Parking Lots in Downtown Detroit | DETROITography

  3. Pingback: Map: Cyclespace in Detroit | DETROITography

  4. Pingback: Theater of the Every-day (Olivia Howard) – Contested Spaces

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s