10832Re: [CF] This is London?
- Oct 1, 2004--- In CarFree@yahoogroups.com, Simon Baddeley <s.j.baddeley@b...>
> ....The trouble with motorised road travel is that swathes oflandscape for
> miles around are blighted by the more or less constant tearinghowl of
> traffic. ...... For some this is ait¹s.....
> sort of urban leitmotif which they¹d miss if it disappeared. To me
> Drivers don¹t hear this sound, ....Listening to Radio 4's 'Today' programme this morning they had a
feature arising from on the results of a survey of older people who
remember the fifties, -the consensus view of the oldies apparently
being that life was better then.
In the following studio discussion there was mention of the
relaxed external environment of those days, children allowed to
play freely outside the house, even a reference to children going to
school on their bikes. But not a single reference or allusion to
how it is mainly car proliferation and the dangers imposed by cars
which has changed this. Instead, all the participants can think of
is fear of crime as the explanation for today's caging children
Out of the mouths of the cardependent media-folk shall come blind
denial and delusion :-)
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