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Re: WWF Does a Visualization of Car Exhaust

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  • Tom Frost Jr.
    Only a few pounds more impressive (well, except for the fact that _this_ one should produce _black_ smoke! Hope they do it at night!) than the wads and wads
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 25, 2007
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      Only a few pounds more "impressive" (well, except for the fact that
      _this_ one should produce _black_ smoke! Hope they do it at night!)
      than the wads and wads of WWF junk mail that I need to burn but have
      been saving up because I need to build a bigger incinerator.

      - TF


      "_Jym_" wrote:

      > =v= Wow, this is impressive:
      >
      > http://www.frederiksamuel.com/blog/SINGLE_AD_PAGE.php?
      ad=wwf_blackcloud.jpg
      >
      > <_Jym_>
    • De Clarke
      http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0502/p01s03-ussc.htm u2022 New York is proposing to shut down perimeter roads of Central Park and Brooklyn s Prospect Park all
      Message 2 of 3 , May 2, 2007
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        http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0502/p01s03-ussc.htm

        \u2022 New York is proposing to shut down perimeter roads of
        Central Park and Brooklyn's Prospect Park all summer long.

        \u2022 Atlanta plans to transform 53 acres of blighted, unused
        land into new bike-friendly green space.

        \u2022 Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, and El Paso, Texas,
        are planning events to promote car-free days in public parks,
        most in the hope that the idea will become permanent or extend
        for months.

        "Cities across America are increasingly declaring that parks
        are for people, not cars, ... and closing roads within parks is
        one result of that," says Ben Welle with The Trust for Public
        Land's Center for City Park Excellence, in Washington.

        Resistance can be fierce at first, he and others say, because
        of worries about traffic congestion, parking problems, and loss
        of visitors for businesses and museums. But studies are showing
        that traffic problems can be minimized, shops and museums get
        more visitors, and residents begin to cherish their where-the-
        action-is location.

        ..

        The model city for road closure is Bogot´┐Ż, Colombia, which in
        1983 embarked on a program called ciclovia (bike path), in
        which designated streets were closed to cars every Sunday but
        open for jogging, biking, dancing, playing ball, walking pets,
        strolling with babies \u2013 anything but driving. One-and-a-
        half million people now turn out each week for ciclovia. Other
        cities in Latin America followed suit, closing parts of parks
        or whole urban districts to cars \u2013 some intermittently,
        some permanently. A result: revitalized neighborhoods and an
        influx of people.

        Smaller US cities, from Davenport, Iowa, to Huntington Beach,
        Calif., are also starting to create car-free zones, according
        to Mr. Welle's studies.

        Beginning this month, El Paso will detour cars from seven roads
        every Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. so that cyclists, joggers, and
        pedestrians can use them instead.

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        interesting that S America is leading the way and innovating
        while N America timidly follows.

        de

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