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  • Ariel Thomann
    I had mentioned some time back, and sent a picture to Peter Wang, re having seen in San Pedro, Cal, on 4-lane streets, the left half of the right lane very
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      I had mentioned some time back, and sent a picture to Peter Wang, re having seen in San
      Pedro, Cal, on 4-lane streets, the left half of the right lane very clearly marked as
      bicycle lane, with no room for cars to pass on the right. I presume they find it safe.

      Ariel
      - We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since otherwise
      there is NO ONE who will help.
      - All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7 generations.
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      > I do hate to disagree with you about cycling on narrow Fm roads, but the teacher of
      > the bicycle saftety course, Peter Wang, cycles from Fm 1960 and FM 529 (Copperfield
      > subdivision) to his job near UH, a trip of > 25 miles then rides the van pool home.
      > So the safety of
      > bicycling on Fm roads is a matter of opinion.
      >
      > in the Post Peak Oil houston, getting around will be a
      > challenge. This city sprawls so that i think transit can not easily replace our
      > current system of cars. But transit plus bicycling is a powerful combination. I
      > belabor the point because it seems the united states is making war to stall making
      > radical change in our commuting methods. a step toward regaining our integrity is
      > envisioning how houston could function with decreasing oil supplies.
      >
      > you can chat with Wang about bicycle commuting on FM roads and more at the 8/13 peak
      > oil conference. To pre-register www.houstonpeakoil.org
      >
      > At 07:55 AM 8/2/2006, you wrote:
      >>Greetings,
      >>How wonderful, good luck on quitting smoking. I know from
      >>experience how hard that job is. It is not safe to bicycle where I live. Narrow FM
      >> roads leave no room for cyclists. Three miles
      >>would not get me to my post office box and back. I hope more
      >>cyclists take the safety course.
      >>Bright Blessings,
      >>Kim
      >>
      >>
      >>At 07:46 PM 8/1/2006, you wrote:
      >>>I biked 3 miles today and it took about twenty minutes. The
      >>>biggest danger to my health is my smoking. Exercise helps me try to quit.
      >>>
      >>>On traffic safety, I took the 12 hour class by geologist Peter
      >>>Wang, "Safety on the Street - Bicycle Riding for Commters" that he gives at LLU.com
      >>> Email him for time of the next session
      >>>pwang01@... He commutes 30 miles on his bike.
      >>>
      >>>At 12:37 PM 8/1/2006, you wrote:
      >>>>Greetings,
      >>>>For those of you that live in the city and have safe places to ride, I think
      >>>> bicycles are wonderful. Please, put a rear view mirror on them, though. I hate
      >>>> seeing people die because they don't see the idiot talking on their cell phone and
      >>>> using the
      >>>>shoulder and driving lane to compensate for their lack of
      >>>>concentration. While I know the driver of the car is at fault, the cyclist is
      >>>> still dead. And I still have the nightmares of having watched it happen. I would
      >>>> hate for it to happen to anyone on this list.
      >>>>Bright Blessings,
      >>>>Kim
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>At 08:58 AM 8/1/2006, you wrote:
      >>>>>After looking at NEV's (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles), I
      >>>>>started looking at LEV's, (Light Electric Vehicles): electric scooters and
      >>>>> electric bicycles. And regular bicycles. They use the unwanted oils and fats
      >>>>> in my butt.
      >>>>>
      >>>>>At 09:16 PM 7/31/2006, you wrote:
      >>>>>>Evelyn,
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>About 5% of the petroleum used today goes to making plastics and other
      >>>>>> materials. It is sad that we are burning this precious resource.
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>Good news! Most plastics are recycleable. More good
      >>>>>>news! People are figuring out how to make plastics from biomass.
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>As for electric vehicles...
      >>>>>>Companies making NEV's (max 20 mph on streets up to 30 mph):
      >>>>>>1) The Gizmo by the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Company
      >>>>>>2) The GEM by Daimlier Chrysler
      >>>>>>3) The Gorilla
      >>>>>>4) The Lido by Western
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>Companies making enclosed 3 wheel EVs:
      >>>>>>1) Twike (small enclosed 3 wheel electric trike)
      >>>>>>2) Myer's motors (formerly the Corbin Sparrow)
      >>>>>>3) The Doran (homebuild from plans)
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>Regards,
      >>>>>>Chris
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@...> wrote:
      >>>>>>I thank everyone who contributed to the meeting today. I learn so much when I
      >>>>>> attend.
      >>>>>>I found the meeting informative and at the same time very light hearted! This
      >>>>>> one is for Bashir... If we are trying to use less fosil fuels then how are cells
      >>>>>> made of plastic going to decrease the dependancy of fosils? This one is for
      >>>>>> Chris... Do you mind posting the name of those to vehicles with the covers? I
      >>>>>> would like to find out more information about them. I wish the wind and solar
      >>>>>> people would move faster. It was disheartening to see that we are still so
      >>>>>> dependent on coal,oil and (God help us all) nuclear. I like the idea of the
      >>>>>> reduced emisions but I think it is just a patch and not a solution. Just thought
      >>>>>> I put in my two cents. Evelyn
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      >>>>>Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643
      >>>>>3939 Luca St., Houston, Tx 77021
      >>>>>
      >>>>>If we attempt to ... do things ... for the world without
      >>>>>deepening our own self-understanding, ... freedom, integrity, and capacity to
      >>>>> love, we will not have anything to give to others. We will communicate nothing
      >>>>> but our own obsessions, our
      >>>>>aggressiveness, our ego-centered ambitions; Thomas Merton quoted in Soul of a
      >>>>> Citizen by Paul Rogat Loeb
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643
      >>>3939 Luca St., Houston, Tx 77021
      >>>
      >>>If we attempt to ... do things ... for the world without deepening our own
      >>> self-understanding, ... freedom, integrity, and capacity to love, we will not have
      >>> anything to give to others. We will
      >>>communicate nothing but our own obsessions, our aggressiveness, our ego-centered
      >>> ambitions; Thomas Merton quoted in Soul of a
      >>>Citizen by Paul Rogat Loeb
      >>
      >
      >
      > Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643
      > 3939 Luca St., Houston, Tx 77021
      >
      > If we attempt to ... do things ... for the world without deepening our own
      > self-understanding, ... freedom, integrity, and capacity to love, we will not have
      > anything to give to others. We will
      > communicate nothing but our own obsessions, our aggressiveness, our ego-centered
      > ambitions; Thomas Merton quoted in Soul of a
      > Citizen by Paul Rogat Loeb
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