Our modern day automobiles evolved in the mechanical revolution of the late 19th century. Strong frames and hard bodies protected the occupants from the outside world. But does that model have the right genes to move transportation into the 21th century. Perhaps the better evolutionary path would have been with the bicycle as its seed. As we become a more urban society and place greater value on our shared space the core automobile mantra “protect the occupant” is now in question. Should we be protecting society from the automobile? Should automobiles be protecting the pedestrians that now dominate urban centers? Read the Walk and Bike perspective.