Hands across the pacific...
- Yeah, so certain U.S. cities are demolishing freeways...is Boston? No.
Sydney is building them at a hellishly fast rate - we're getting
more "car sewers" in the CBD, for heaven's sake!
When will the politicians and planners start following this new
American trend??? (as all English-speaking democracies love to it
Your culture created car dependency, other cultures inhereted it as
some capitalist virtue and then it's like: "opps, sorry. We were
wrong, but you can still hold the automobile close to your chest if
it makes you happy".
Fair enough, I'm "dummy spitting", but don't assume just becuase
certain things are happening in the U.S. that it's a worldwide
phenomenon. Look outside the bubble, people!
Australia has some interesting and unique sustainable transport and
development policies and ideas - always has. It's the Americanised
corporate culture that's sought to dampen this "green" spirit.
Finally the ball is rolling and we're seeing some movement in the
broader political and community sphere, although we're stil hung up
on standards of living rather than quality of life.
So, cast your net widely and see the bigger picture. I hear about
America all the time. I just glaze over. I know all too much about
the American experience as its constantly rammed down our throats by
the Murdoch media! Regardless, we're all here sharing the same vision
here, so I shouldn't knock the insularity of Americans so much.
Ride a kilometre in my saddle and then you'll know what I'm on about.