28 AUGUST 1926, Page 11

Much thought is being given to the traffic problem in

America, which in the large cities has largely become a " parking " problem. The Scientific American of New York contains an imaginative article by Mr. H. W. Slauson, an engineer, giving his suggestions how to remove from the streets many of the vehicles now parked there. He suggests that in every modem building at least five per cent. of the ground area should be devoted to the disposal of the traffic caused by the building. The office buildings of the future will contain cellars and sub-cellars " connected with the street by means of a wide ramp, or sloping roadway, as is typical of modern garage construction." Here would be parked the cars of all in the building. The cars assembled would be kept under proper observation and would be available at any moment and protected from bad weather.

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