Diane Trout (alienghic) wrote,
Diane Trout
alienghic

Since I keep forgetting...

I keep forgetting my current list of the top 5 reasons why cars are not the best urban transportation system.</p>
  1. Cars are heavy polluters, causing global warming, lung cancer, asthma, heart attacks
  2. There are better things to do with oil than burn it; we're (probably) pretty close to having pumped half the oil we're ever going to get out of the ground, since petroleum is used as a feed-stock for fertilizer, plastics, lubricants, and many other useful things perhaps saving some for those other uses is a good idea.
  3. Cars are expensive, the average cost of a new car in California is $7500 for the first year of ownership.
  4. Cars imprison those too infirm, too young, or blind to drive making them dependent on others, transit based on walking and trains would allow those people to still participate in society.
  5. Cars weaken the social fabric of those who can drive, as car usage climbs they become increasingly unlikely to interact with others on the street. It also removes the street from being a useful public space for performers, cafes, and art.
</p>Now I just need to set up a web page documenting those claims.</p>
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