[oclug] Parking for Aug Meeting
jearle at kronos.honk.org
Wed Aug 1 11:36:01 EDT 2001
I love my car. The majority of people in western society love their
cars. Our particular society has evolved from the walking/horse-riding
days of old to the rapid transit days of the present. All the Kum-by-ya
dreaming of flowery paths and birds chirping in the Market will not change
that. What will change is the technology employed by cars (internal
combustion engine replaced by electrics, etc), which I am in full support
I would counter that so-called noise pollution does not harm the
environment in any fashion. If you could even assign it a tangile
attribute, it completely disappears when the car passes, so aside from
annoying some greenies, nothing has been negatively impacted. This
argument is akin to the young lass who builds her house beside an airport
and then complains of the noise. Further, complaints of road congestion I
feel are moot since roads are built for transportation purposes. Cars use
roads... people should not be on roads. Why not walk, blade or bike on
the sidewalks and paths provided?
And... the majority of oil is used for the plastics industry, not the auto
industry... something to the effect that 90% is earmarked for
plastics. Even if we all gave up our cars, there will still be a huge
demand for Tupperware, Saran Wrap and virtually every other product we
On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Michael Collins wrote:
> I would add that they are the greatest producers of global warming.
> Taavi Burns wrote:
> > On Wed, 1 Aug 2001 bbarnett at L8R.net wrote:
> >>On 01-Aug-2001 Brett Delmage wrote:
> >>>Of course you could just avoid all this hassle, and walk, ride your bike
> >>>or take the bus instead!
> >>You will need to be prepared for the day when non-polluting cars are a reality.
> >> I have friends that can council you when your life's work has lost meaning.
> > Pollution is not the only negative impact cars have on society. The noise
> > pollution (still present when internal combustions engines are
> > eliminated) and road congestion they cause are nearly as serious.
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