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10832Re: [CF] This is London?

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  • billt44hk
    Oct 1, 2004
      --- In CarFree@yahoogroups.com, Simon Baddeley <s.j.baddeley@b...>
      > ....The trouble with motorised road travel is that swathes of
      landscape for
      > miles around are blighted by the more or less constant tearing
      howl of
      > traffic. ...... For some this is a
      > 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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