3336RE: [carfree_cities] driving: fun vs not & other rants
- Jun 1, 2001
> Like many Americans, I consider driving to be fun. To an extent.
You have a good opinion, and I agree.
Cities are meant for walking, skating, for human life, not stress
caused by cars. Both drivers and non drivers find cars in cities are a pain
(I also hear it from people in both situations here).
Since I almost always go in a city, and in suburbs (not often in real
country areas), it may seem I'm totally against cars. I'm against the misuse
of them and their excessive promotion, even in cities where we can live
carfree. Those tiring car ads even take space in the metro, that's just too
Give me a country road, where people walk, cycle, horse-ride on peacefully,
and set a car highway in a separated area alongside, and I'll have nothing
against cars. If we can walk from any A to any B in the province or country
without any risk at any point in our journey, then I'll have nothing against
the use or the promotion of cars.
And you're right driving is fun (Got a couple of racing games here) on a
race track, or on a road set up for car racing or car driving practicing
during a special event. Driving must be seen as a priviledge, not a right to
sow stressful situations and disorder along your way.
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