9743Re: CarFree Elements
- May 1, 2004"lsegnitz" <lsegnitz@...> writes:
> Car-free: doesn't own a car, adament about never owning a car. HasI think this is pretty close to how I live.
> chosen a lifestyle that can be easily maintained on foot or bike.
> Doesn't begrudge others' use of cars but will take exception to
> abuses (boom cars, street racing). Might rent a car every few months.
> Anti-car: doesn't own a car, strongly encourages others not to buyBut this is closer to how I would categorize myself. I don't really do anything
> cars. Critical Mass participant at least, more likely the
> organizer. If they move a little more to the left and they are
> labelled "eco-terrorists".
overtly anti-car (except I do ride in critical mass :). I won't tell someone
not too buy a car. Nor will I really encourage them to bike. I don't feel
that it's any of my business. Then why do I feel anti-car? Because in
some sense I feel that my life is literally anti-car: the complete opposite
of a car-dependant life. It's not just my life minus the car, or free of the
car, it's full of other different stuff. Cycling seems like the most anti-car
thing to me. Moving along on your own power at your own pace. And I enjoy it
very much. I don't make tough choices to avoid owning a car, or depending on
a car. I very much live the life I want, and that life isn't compatible with
Bijan Soleymani <bijan@...>
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