The anti-automobile age

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    Copenhagenize.com - Building Better Bicycle Cultures: The Anti-Automobile Age - and what we can learn from it

    More at the link.


    Disquieting, isn't it, that Saint Louis (and other cities) are currently decaying, post-industrial, mechanistically alienated shit mires. Automobiles exacerbated our social disconnect and inhumanity a thousand fold over the past century. The same goes for other various technological and industrial innovations, however the automobile sure seems to be the prominent culprit in transforming once citizen-centric cities into dronish, car-reliant labyrinths detrimentally preventing, for a large amount of people, basic vis a vis contact.

    The automobile has drastically, empirically, irrevocably altered the way we interact with each other. (All of these adjectives I'm using. I sound like a pastor on the mound.) :razz:
     
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    Go back to the horse.
     
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    I agree, we can live without the pollution.
     
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    You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my truck from my cold dead hands.
     
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    Radical Reaper

    Here's a monkey-wrench into the equation/discussion:

    "The Toyota Mirai is an advanced vehicle that runs on hydrogen instead of petroleum. Thinking about people commuting to work in a Mirai carpool makes you think, 'Hey, suddenly my car is a political prize!'"


    :afro:

    Toyota Mirai

    Fury Road (Film)

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