4694Re: [carfree_cities] Digest Number 689
- May 5, 2002James Rombough replied:
>Besides, smoking is an individual choice that has noBut that's not so--that's why smoking got banned from
>effect on other people. The same cannot be said of
>cars in cities.
so many places--the health effects of secondary smoking
were found to be serious. And that implies that once the
case has been put on a sound footing, the same approach
logically ought to work with cars--like smoking, they're
bad for your health AND bad for the health of those to
The question will turn on this point: smokers were only
about 1/3 of the population at the start of the
anti-smoking crusade. Drivers in California must account
for about 80-90% of the adult population. Thus, will the
same tactics work for driving as worked for smoking?
I tend to doubt it.
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J.H. Crawford Carfree Cities
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