Territorial Space on Public Highways: Who Owns the Road?
Roads belong to all and need to be shared by all. However, there’s a long history of some road users believing they have priority over others as a result of humans’ inherited belief in territorial space.
Most modern road users associate personal territorial space with public highways because of some of the personal cues that surround them while driving a car or riding a bicycle.
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Take a look at the history of highways and how cyclists, not motorists, initially brought well-paved roads to America during the late nineteenth century in “Roads Were Not Built for Cars” by Carlton Reid.