Fw: Help Prescott
- Thought you'd appreciate this x-post, Simon
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Gall" <neil@...>
Sent: 02 August 2000 11:08
Subject: RE: Help Prescott
> From the urbancyclist-uk e-mail list
> > One of the grimmest parts of the whole car-dependency lark,
> > IMO, is the sheeplike acceptance of crap living conditions
> I moved last month from a flat on the corner of a busy tributary into
> Edinburgh (the A71) to a quiet 19th century city-centre colony. Our new
> house is on a dead-end street, which itself turns off a dead-end street.
> The quietness is astounding - I can actually open the windows and still
> hear myself think. In the evening the street is filled with children
> playing, but the local shop is a minute's walk away and buses into town
> less than five minutes' walk away. It's amazing to think I'm less than
> half a mile from where I was before.
> > you could argue that *someone* has to live next to these routes.
> Nobody should have to live with the kind of noise I got used to and
> mostly put up with. I remember hearing that a Roman army would sleep
> with their horses for warmth and the natural reaction was, "yuk,
> wouldn't that be dirty and smelly?" But what would the average Roman
> think of our incessant dirt, smell and noise?