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

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Fri Sep 3 18:00:16 BST 2021


On Fri, Sep 03, 2021 at 08:50:17AM -0400, Elizabeth Holden wrote:

> > individual choices and the public sphere intersect.
> 
> tidsel said:
> 
> > Except in many cases one is dependent on another, and the individual >
> choice is not really a choice.
> 
> Yes, exactly. Therein lies one of the problems.
> 
> Most people have chosen the individual car as a solution, albeit an

Most American people.  Less so in various other countries.  Both choices
shaped by the political choice to support cars (building wide roads and
freeways, providing lots of cheap or free car parking, creating
jaywalking laws, giving cars a free pass on pollution) or alternatives
(public transit, traffic calming, safe bike paths, high gas taxes,
market-based parking...)

-xx- Damien X-)


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