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12486Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Driving Less v. Eating Less for Weight Control

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  • Bob Matter
    Jan 11, 2013
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      On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Karen Sandness
      <sandness.karen@...> wrote:
      > I know that I've gained weight since I moved back to the very car-oriented city of Minneapolis, which is full of "you can't get there from here" situations if you try to navigate via public transit.
      > In transit,
      > Karen Sandness

      Oy vey :(. I've been gaining weight despite being carfree for 10
      years and cycling, walking, and taking transit. Now, I am faced with
      having to buy a car in order to get to the train station because a
      major bridge is being demolished and replaced, and the detour route is
      too dangerous to cycle on; two narrow lanes in an industrial zone
      bordered by a toll-road embankment and oil storage tanks, no street
      lights, no observable speed limit, no enforcement. Here's a Google
      street view of the worst part http://goo.gl/maps/K7cQc.

      -Bob M.
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