I’m personally a fan of public transport and walking – cars annoy me quite a lot sometimes.
Worse is the traffic system in Hereford, my nearest city. The whole place is right in the middle of the countryside and the population is small as far as cities go – yet it has a terrible problem with traffic.
This is due to the constant complaints about the future possibility of a bypass – no-one wants it in their back yard for whatever reason (including the environment) and people say most of the traffic through the city is actually coming there in the first place, not going past. However, the main road between North and South Hereford and the surrounding area is straight through the centre of the city on a dual carriageway! It’s ridiculous for such a small city to have such a traffic problem!
Public transport all the way!
Comment by Dan — December 7, 2007 @ 12:56 am
When I first read the post title, I thought it was going to be about internet marketing, lol. I do ride the bus to my university though, so that’s one less car on the road.
Comment by jamestl2 — December 7, 2007 @ 7:32 am
This isn’t what I was expecting from the title, but it makes its point pretty compellingly.
I love my car, and I use it for long trips, like to the mountains, to see the glaciers before they’ve all melted. On the other hand, the grocery store is three or four blocks from here. If I ever get too lazy to walk that far, my days as a photographer will be over. Besides, I’ve found that walking or cycling distracts me from life’s stress, while driving through bad traffic makes it worse. Public transit means not having to personally fight the tide of traffic, and also to read. Or talk to somebody.
Dan – in a lot of big cities in the US at least, “not in my back yard” ism is the number one thing standing in the way of progress.
Comment by Forrest — December 13, 2007 @ 9:59 pm
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