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Re: NATURAL TRANSPORT VS. NON-NATURAL TRANSPORT

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  • Mike Neuman
    natural transport vs. motorized transport? ... modes ... progress or, ... ³traditional² (in ... other ... that ... something ... existence ... did ... served
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 28, 2003
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      natural transport vs. motorized transport?

      --- In carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com, damantoro@p... wrote:
      > i want to share this to you all
      >
      > what do you think about it???
      > TDM
      >
      > ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------
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      > Subject: Re: Permohonan Tulisan NAtural Transportation
      > From: "Marco Kusumawijaya" <marcokw@c...>
      > Date: Mon, October 27, 2003 4:28 pm
      > To: damantoro@p...
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      >
      > Manto,
      >
      > Terlampir dan tertempel.
      >
      > Marco
      > __________________
      >
      > NATURAL TRANSPORT VS. NON-NATURAL TRANSPORT
      >
      > (Not Non-Motorised Transport vs. Motorised Transport)
      >
      >
      >
      > There is a growing, worldwide concern about domination of motorized
      modes
      > of transport in our cities. Especially in developing countries,
      > motorization has been perceived as equal to modernization and
      progress or,
      > at least, as the only conceivable solution to the growing demand of
      > mobility. Walking and other human-driven or other natural modes of
      > transport have been equalized as something of the past,
      ³traditional² (in
      > its derogatory sense) and non-modern.
      >
      > The term ³non-motorized transport² (NMT) initially reflects that
      > misperception of reality, to the effect of derogating walking and
      other
      > natural means of transport. Now the misperception seems to be being
      > strengthened, the truth being twisted more than ever, to the effect
      that
      > the general public no longer understands the real truth.
      >
      >
      >
      > The prefix ³non-³ is usually used to signify something lesser,
      something
      > that came or is invented after something else that has come to
      existence
      > earlier, or to signify something alien or not normal (such as
      > ³non-human²). The fact is that walking and other natural transport
      did
      > precede (in time and importance) motorized transports. After being
      served
      > by machine, and later being confined by it, we are now in the era of
      > realizing it again that it is the natural transport which is
      healthier,
      > more environment-friendly, and sustainable. However, it is clear
      that the
      > majority of the general public still thinks conversely.
      >
      >
      >
      > We need to campaign to reverse public¹s perception. We need to
      reverse the
      > stigmatization to the motorized transports instead, and at the same
      time
      > to use language that better reflects the truth. Using the right
      language
      > is the first step to see reality clearly.
      >
      >
      >
      > Hence the proposal to introduce the term ³Natural Transport²,
      instead of
      > ³Non-Motorised Transport², to name walking, other human-driven and
      other
      > modes of transport that do not use fuel-based motors; and the term
      > ³Non-Natural Transport, instead of ³Motorised Transport², to name
      all
      > modes of transport that use fuel-based motors.
      >
      > This proposal uses the pre-fix ³non-³ in its correct way and place
      for
      > something that came after something else.
      >
      > It also frees the natural-transport modes from negative
      stigmatization,
      > while name it honestly for what it truly is.
      >
      >
      >
      > Let¹s use the correct words, to reflect the real truth!
      >
      > Do not forget, words have the power to change, even create reality!
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