4684Re: [carfree_cities] FAQ
- May 3, 2002Andras Toth said:
>"Some people say we should cycle instead of driving a car in town. ThatBicycling is actually not required in a carfree city. Walking is, and
>sounds like nonsense. Cycling is dangerous for your health because you
>breathe in exhaust fumes from cars directly and more intensely, and also
>because it does not shield you if there is an accident. In addition, the
>bicycle requires effort, is slow, does not take you far, gets you sweaty
>and dirty, cannot be safely parked, cannot transport your shopping and
>children, and does not offer any protection against weather! How could it
>be a realistic alternative?"
public transport usage is, for longer distances, but a carfree city
can exist without bicycles, as does Venice.
I'm keeping a list of this stuff so far, but I can't take on the
long-term management of a FAQ. I've just got too much else to do,
including finishing work on the book-length City Design section of
Carfree.com. So, we need a volunteer.
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J.H. Crawford Carfree Cities
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