Re: [carfree_cities] Second class citizens?
- I have coined the expression "automobile apartheid" to describe America's sprawl culture where first class citizens are in vehicles and everyone else is a second class person; I use this in my forthcoming book Sprawl Kills; see my site www.sprawlkills.com
Jeremy Hubble <jhubble@...> wrote:The recent ruling in Massachusetts used as the basis that the state
constitution prohibited the creation of second class citizens. While
this was used to prohibit any marriage discrimination, it seems that
this may also serve the basis for 'vehicle' discrimination. Prohibiting
bicycles or pedestrians on roads and bridges also creates second class
citizens, disenfranchising those that don't have cars. This is
especially true where a highway or bridge provides the only means for
easily accessing a location.
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