- Hi All,
Recent discussions on the Carfree_Cities and
World Carfree Network lists raise the question
of what and whom these lists are for.
Carfree_Cities is not formally part of WCN. I own
and run it as I see fit, without outside consultation
or direction. Membership is at my discretion, and I
moderate the list according to what I think is worth
discussing. WCN needs to decide if it is comfortable
allowing important discussions to take place on a list
over which it has no control. If not, then WCN needs
an in-house equivalent to Carfree_Cities.
The Carfree_Cities list has been characterized as
"for theoretical discussions," a label to which I do
not object. However, the discussion of car-lite vs
carfree was referred to Carfree_Cities as being
"theoretical." I regard it as more strategic and
tactical, and I think it belongs somewhere else.
The WCN list is a relatively low-traffic list that
seems mainly to serve the needs of the network itself.
People seem to be uncomfortable with long discussions
of almost any kind on that list, and I understand and
accept that limitation.
I think, therefore, that WCN needs a new list, one that
is devoted to a discussion of strategy and tactics to
advance the carfree agenda. Major discussion threads
on the new list could be announced on the WCN and
Carfree_Cities lists. I am not willing to host or
moderate another list, so any change would require a
What do people on these two lists think about these
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J.H. Crawford Carfree Cities