2145RE: [carfree_cities] Re: No phone, no lights, no motor cars
- Jan 3, 2001Robert J. Matter wrote:
>> Is Amish Paradise totally carfree?engine
>The Amish are carfree. For the most part they are internal combustion
>free. You see an occasional lawnmower but that's about it.Push mowers would be cheaper, though they require a bit more labour.
>They use horse drawn farm implements in the fields. They can accept a ridein >a car, but I don't see many in cars. Mennonites are not quite as strict
>regards to modern conveniences and they often have cars.With Mennonites it depends on which order. New Order Mennonites will some
times drive cars, but Old Order Mennonites won't. Though I have seem them
ride trains http://www.waterloostjacobrailway.com , plus I believe they can
use pay phones?
Also, this might seem weird, but in Elmira, Ontario there is actually a
McDonald's with hitching posts.
>You see Amish on bicycles occasionally. I guess one of them is buildingand
>selling long wheelbase recumbents. I saw an Amish guy riding one acrossthe
>road up ahead of me once but he disappeared before I got to talk to him.I'm sorry that I can't say, that I have ever seen a Mennonite on a bicycle.
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