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Re: [diggers350] Sustrans? No Thanks.

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  • Simon Fairlie
    Oh yes, sorry, it goes without saying that they should be made more expensive through carbon-rationing, rather than regressive taxation. I also agree with
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 1, 2007
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      Oh yes, sorry, it goes without saying that they should be made more
      expensive through carbon-rationing, rather than regressive taxation.
      I also agree with your other posting about houses up north.


      On 30 Nov 2007, at 20:48, Brendan Boal wrote:

      > If you make cars more expensive you advantage the
      > rich. You also aid the damaging tabloid clamour which
      > claims that enviromental measures are really just a
      > way of extracting more tax.
      > Of course we need to drastically reduce car use along
      > with all other carbon producing activities, but you'll
      > do it much more effectively by carbon rationing -
      > regardless of personal wealth.
      >
      >
      > --- Simon Fairlie <chapter7@...> wrote:
      >
      >> I'm rather suspicious of Sustrans. They seem to be
      >> perpetuating
      >> Buchanan's theories about separating different modes
      >> of traffic which
      >> were responsible for all those ring roads, and
      >> pedestrian tunnels
      >> and circuitous footbridges.
      >> I would prefer to see cars disadvantaged by making
      >> them more
      >> expensive, governing their speed and giving
      >> pedestrians full
      >> priority in towns. If you reduce and slow down car
      >> use then the
      >> pedestrians and cyclists can look after themselves
      >> and don't need
      >> millions of quids worth of funding.
      >>
      >> Simon
      >>
      >> On 30 Nov 2007, at 12:49, Maxey L. wrote:
      >>
      >>>
      >>> To my mind this is the most sustainable option
      >> reducing carbon
      >>> emissions, creating community benefits, etc., what
      >> do you think?
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> Dr. Larch Maxey
      >>>
      >>> Swansea University/Prifysgol Abertawe
      >>>
      >>> L.Maxey@...
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> www.lammas.org.uk
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> From: localsustuk@yahoogroups.com
      >>> [mailto:localsustuk@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      >> divingnick1
      >>> Sent: 28 November 2007 11:08
      >>> To: localsustuk@yahoogroups.com
      >>> Subject: [localsustuk] Vote Sustrans Connect2!
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> I'm posting this to ask you to help sustainable
      >> transport charity
      >>> Sustrans win £50 million from the Big Lottery Fund
      >> to invest in 79
      >>> communities UK-wide. In this winner-takes-all
      >> contest Sustrans'
      >>> Connect2 project is up against 3 other
      >> organisations - the Eden
      >>> Project: The Edge, Black Country Urban Park, and
      >> Sherwood: The
      >>> Living Legend, with the winner to be decided by
      >> public vote over the
      >>> coming weeks.
      >>>
      >>> I'm supporting Sustrans' Connect2 because it will
      >> transform local
      >>> travel in towns, cities and villages throughout
      >> the UK. By building
      >>> new bridges and crossings over busy roads,
      >> railways and rivers, and
      >>> linking these into networks of paths, Connect2
      >> will make it much
      >>> easier for people to get where they want to go
      >> under their own
      >>> steam. So whether children are going to school,
      >> people to work and
      >>> the shops, or friends and family to visit each
      >> other, they'll be
      >>> able to walk or cycle for many more journeys.
      >>>
      >>> As many as 6 million people live within a mile of
      >> a proposed
      >>> Connect2 scheme, and 1 million children go to
      >> school within a mile
      >>> of a scheme. It is calculated that over 60 million
      >> active, low
      >>> carbon journeys will be made each year on the
      >> Connect2 routes,
      >>> potentially saving 79,000 tonnes of carbon - the
      >> equivalent of
      >>> emissions from 79,000 people's annual car use.
      >>>
      >>> If you'd like to know more about Connect2 before
      >> making up your mind
      >>> take a look at www.sustransconnect2.org.uk
      >>>
      >>> To make Connect2 happen we now really need your
      >> support and just a
      >>> few moments of your time could make all the
      >> difference. We need
      >>> your vote and the votes of as many people as you
      >> know.
      >>>
      >>> There are three opportunities to vote - online,
      >> from a landline and
      >>> by mobile.
      >>> Online voting began at 9am on Monday 26th November
      >> at
      >>> www.thepeoples50million.org.uk with phone voting
      >> starting at 9am on
      >>> Friday 7th December. All voting concludes at 12
      >> noon on Monday 10th
      >>> December. If you want to be sent a reminder to
      >> vote please register
      >>> at www.sustransconnect2.org.uk or text 'Connect2'
      >> to 80010.
      >>>
      >>> If you do vote for Sustrans' Connect2 (and I
      >> really hope you do!),
      >>> many thanks and please do forward this e-mail to
      >> your own contacts
      >>> and urge them to vote too
      >>>
      >> ----------------------------------------------------
      >>> Nick Hanna
      >>> Co-ordinator
      >>> HastingsUrbanBikes
      >>> www.HastingsUrbanBikes.com
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>
      >>
      >
      >
      >
      >
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