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Re: ?spam? [carfree_cities] Quote of the day

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  • Simon Baddeley
    Such a fuss about such a relatively small share of the available space. Sounds like someone’s running scared. The trouble about sitting miserably in car
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 14, 2012
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      Such a fuss about such a relatively small share of the available space. Sounds like someone’s running scared. The trouble about sitting miserably in car jams created by more and more cars is you’ve got so much time to invent these kind of diatribes.

      Trouble is it’s counterproductive given the possibility of car free space or at least shared space where different road users might actually get to respect and even like each other.

      I’ve had so many sensible, agreeable and even friendly exchanges with car drivers in shared space - not to mention walkers, bus drivers and other cyclists.

      It seems that traffic segregation plus the cocoon of a car creates a corresponding human one - breeding generalised animosity - and being stuck on your own in a car created car jam provides so much time for inventing enemies.

      The diatribe you quote demonstrates such a non-negotiable attitude, based on fantasy about conspiracy - perfidious plannerism - dark forces and a minority of carefully identified cabals - bike buddies, anti-car greenlings, alternative transport true-believing dreamers, wacky city bus-boy cheerleaders, and city g-jobber control freaks - (I didn't know I’d so many allies out there) seething with venomism antagonism and ingenious plots against the put-upon majority.

      Simon B


      On 14 Mar 2012, at 18:19, mdh6214 wrote:



      The local newspaper here ran an article about converting the outside lanes of 2.2 miles of a six-lane road into bus and bike lanes. Here's an actual comment on the article from the newspaper's website:

      *snip*
      Sounds like the peddle peddlars have a long hard hill to crank their backsides up.

      The only folks pushing this insane lane restriction is a cabal of bike buddies, anti-car greenlings, alternative transport true-believing dreamers, wacky city bus-boy cheerleaders, and city g-jobber control freaks.

      The cabal expected that the citizenry would speak up in opposition to their insider-dealing to disadvantage the majority and advantage the minority, which explains the stupid, inconvenient timing of the hearing.

      But the cabal did not expect the majority would offer a sane alternative to this perfidious plannerism to favor the small spinning special interest group.
      */snip*
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