[LMB] OT: Cars, independence, and haut bubbles

Elizabeth Holden alzurite at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 23:57:58 BST 2021


> > On Sep 2, 2021, at 9:47 AM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net>
wrote:
> >
> How about a train or a bus? They do that, and they take more passengers.

> Point is, the tech exists to be used.  Using it or not is a social
> choice.

I'm not quite sure what you mean here. No one can use buses or trains that
don't exist where they live (say, in rural areas).  No one can use them if
they can't get to the stops and stations, or if they can't afford passage.

In most cases, it isn't an individual choice, but a collective choice - how
much effort the locality puts into public transit, and into making it
accessible.

Always with the competition of the car manufacturers, who can afford good
advertising and little luxuries.

namaste,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>


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