I went into a historical map shop at the weekend. I did take a picture of it but my SD card was corrupted so it didn’t come out.
Anyway, there was a big pre 1900 map in front of the shop in the West End.
When J and I looked at it, it was incredible to see how many fields we had lost, round Bow and Peckham for example, much of it had fields.
It appears that the Governments at the time didn’t care a toss about the environment. Even more so!
As the railways came in, the urban regeneration was a lot worse. So public transport can be good, but it can certainly affect our surroundings by the urban sprawl.