Road of Tomorrow wasn’t a Complete Street

The Henry Ford has been uploading archived footage from their collection to YouTube. Their most recent upload was from the 1940 New York World’s Fair. It shows their “Road of Tomorrow” which looks more like an elevated expressway, though the cars are going quite slowly. Ford was certainly pitching the idea of more car-only roads.

This is the same World’s Fair where GM unveiled Futurama, a more elaborate model for highways in America.

GM also documented their exhibit through this gem from Jam Handy:

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One Response to “Road of Tomorrow wasn’t a Complete Street”

  1. Hannah Says:

    “Roads for men to go places”!

    I’m impressed with how many words the narrator of the second video uses without really saying anything…

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