This is where our society needs to seriously loose the brainwashing:
Even increasingly popular car-sharing was not satisfying for respondents; when asked if they would “rather share a car through a program like Zipcar or Car2Go than own my own vehicle,” 35 percent strongly disagreed. Also, 32 percent strongly disagreed with “I want a lifestyle where I don’t need to own a car.”
This so telling about our society:
We’ve been conditioned since infancy to ignore most of these fatalities, along with the behaviors that cause them. If you’re a typical American, your first experience of speeding was while strapped into a car seat, and you rode past half a dozen fatal accident scenes before speaking your first complete sentence.
Here are my slides for traffic control in Apache. I decided that last years presentation about Apache rewrites actually sat in a much bigger context of information architecture, performance and caching. So I’ve generalized the discussion and reduced the number of mouse-print code examples.
I took a spill on Friday on Maplewood. The concrete road has a rough lip where the asphalt shoulder meets it…and I didn’t stay clear of it. After I picked myself up and got out of the way of a bus and three cars waiting for me, I straightened my handlebars and was able to ride home. Once home, I checked my helmet. There was a crack in the cover and Liam quickly spotted a hairline crack in the foam on the inside cover of it.
I got a new helmet and threw the old one away. Its important to not keep damaged helmets about, because no one but you knows that they’re damaged, and you don’t want them using a damaged helmet. Thank goodness I was wearing the helmet. I don’t fancy a huge welt on my head and roadrash on my scalp.
It also doesn’t put me in a good mood to travel on Maplewood anymore, either. That’s a rough road, no smooth shoulder, no bike lane, and plenty of traffic. And URINE. A bunch of those houses around the motel smell like ammonia in a bad way.
BTW — There’s going to be MORE CONSTRUCTION on Northwest and it will be detoured onto Aldrich. While I like Aldrich, I liked that it was a quiet little farm road and I could safely claim the whole lane. If it’s detoured, it’s going to be filled with the trash trucks and what all that I hate to have pass me. And no bike lane. Stupid. I’m seriously considering Ferndale road for that whole week.
This isn’t just about meat. Traditional foods are about nutrient density.
That’s about 5mph. Your car, my car, our time and money. This No Tech Magazine post has some wonderful excerpts from a book, “Energy and Equity” written in 1978.
With his much lower salary, the Chinese acquires his durable bicycle in a fraction of the working hours an American devotes to the purchase of his obsolescent car.
You’ve gotta read the rest of those excerpts.