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  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Urban Pollution

    Dec 2, 12 • 1436 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Environment, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, UncategorizedNo Comments

    When we worry about the impact of autos on the environment, perhaps we should remember the horse. In 1880, the horse population in Manhattan and Brooklyn was somewhere between 150,000-175,000 and growing. A basic part of city life, horsecar rides totalled