Instead of accusing him of neurosis why not come up
with feasible suggestions? Maybe car-pooling is a
start to reduce numbers of vehicles and get people in
the mindset of sharing and public transport and
possibly thinking about whether we need out of town
work and supermarkets.
Not everyone can walk or cycle to where they need to
go at the moment. They need some sort of motorised
transport. Car-sharing is a start. Then increase PT
and make it cheaper than using a car. Flexible working
hours so the commute can spread out and people don't
rush to work like lemmings. Community hospitals for
local people not one big super-hospital in the centre
We'll still need some form of motorised transport I
imagine even if everybody lived in a dense urban
environment with plentiful PT. The food has to arrive
somehow, farmers will need to live rurally.
But the days of an individual cage on wheels will
hopefully be over.
People on various lists I'm on (american ones) are all
moaning and complaining about gas prices (which are
tiddly to be honest, given what the rest of the wrold
pays and how much they paid for the SUV's to start
with!) and some have actually said they will be
cutting back on driving. Its a start. A crack
hopefully in the car culture. But in order to get that
crack wider there has to be alternatives to get about
or a reduction in the need to get about and there will
always be some who need more individual motorised
transport (makebe elctric vehicles?)
On the epilespy list I'm on I'd never preach car free
to be honest. Many of those women have to lug round
oxygen cylinders for ventilator dependant kids plus
the vent equipment. But if people like that had access
to electric vehicles that would be great.
We've still got a great PT network here despite the
Govt trying to mess it up. Hopefully they'll start
investing in it and improving it. In Bristol they are
planning to make one lane of the main dual
carriageways into the city a bus/taxi/bicycle only
lane. Cars will have to queue while PT users are
wisked straight into town. I like that.
--- Brett Breitwieser <brett@...
> I don't think there's any confusion at all, you arehttp://us.click.yahoo.com/T8WM1C/KbOLAA/E2hLAA/xbTolB/TM
> advocating prolonging
> the use of the car...
> You are not a carfree advocate at all, but making
> excuses to prolong the
> whole neurosis...
> Brett Breitwieser (brett@...)
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> Subject: [CF] CarFree Mobility
> There seems to be some confusion about what
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