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Re: [carfree_cities] Strike Shuts Down Most of London’s Subway

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  • Richard Risemberg
    ... Same thing that happened in London after the subway bombing: bicycles. They never go on strike. Hell, there are even five or six brands of snow & ice
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 3, 2007
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      On Sep 3, 2007, at 6:35 PM, manfrommars_43 wrote:

      >
      > What would happen here, in a "carfree" London?
      >
      > http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/world/europe/04cnd-london.html?
      > _r=1&hp&oref=slogin
      >
      > "LONDON, Sept. 3 — London's subway network virtually shut down at the
      > height of the rush hour this evening when 2,300 maintenance workers
      > walked off their jobs in what they said would be a three-day strike
      > over pensions and security."
      >

      Same thing that happened in London after the subway bombing: bicycles.

      They never go on strike. Hell, there are even five or six brands of
      snow & ice tires made for commuter bicyclists in high latitudes.

      Bicycles are universal in Japan (and metro stations have bike parking
      structures).

      Then again, a carfree London might save enough money on road
      maintenance, and have such enhanced civility and regard for its own
      health, that it would PAY ITS ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHAT THEY'RE WORTH!

      Rick "any job that's worth doing is worth paying fairly for" Risemberg

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      Richard Risemberg
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