[oclug] Parking for Aug Meeting
flea17 at sympatico.ca
Wed Aug 1 13:05:40 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?
Excuse me? Roads were not built solely for motorized vehicles. I help
finance these roads, and I should be able to ride my bike on them.
Especially because I am not polluting the environment while doing it. Not
to mention, it is the law. Bikes are to be driven on roads, not sidewalks.
It's people like yourself with this attitude that you own the road because
you are inside a 100 lb. piece of scrap metal. In my mind, bikes have more
of a place on our roads than your car does.
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