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Living Car Free...The reality.

Old 09-24-18, 09:32 AM
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It's much easier to LCF if you live in a densely populated 200 year old city like, say... Paris versus Los Angeles. Guess which city is associated with the following population densities-- 3198 people/km˛ vs 20700 people/km˛
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I searched for Paris, France traffic and regardless of where I went with that, all those incognito cars couldn't escape cameras.

The first thing I got was a map of traffic flow that looks much like any other cities.

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The best place to LCF if you want to be surrounded by a lot of like-minded people is India-- just 7 cars per 1,000 people... fewer than in Mozambique.
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The best place to LCF if you want to be surrounded by a lot of like-minded people is India-- just 7 cars per 1,000 people... fewer than in Mozambique.
And yet, traffic in India is insane. I wouldn't want to ride in the cities.
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Old 09-26-18, 02:54 PM
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And yet, traffic in India is insane. I wouldn't want to ride in the cities.
Yeah, but how great would it be to walk places with your cow?
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Yeah, but how great would it be to walk places with your cow?
...and, just taking a crap outdoors whenever you feel like it-- LCF and ODF (open defecation free) go together like peas and carrots.
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Old 09-27-18, 05:05 AM
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...and, just taking a crap outdoors whenever you feel like it-- LCF and ODF (open defecation free) go together like peas and carrots.
Don't forget about WSSF (western supremacist sarcasm free).
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Old 09-27-18, 07:13 AM
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You are another one ...
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Can you quote an example of my fanaticism?
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Of course.
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I don't try to convince Flat Earthers either ....
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I don't try to convince Flat Earthers either ....
Flat Earthers and other Critical Thinkers of that mindset ARE already convinced of their wisdom and righteousness. Any further "discussion" is futile.
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Flat Earthers and other Critical Thinkers of that mindset ARE already convinced of their wisdom and righteousness. Any further "discussion" is futile.
I would say that the ones who repeatedly make vague assertions and never back them up are hardly in a position to throw stones.

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'My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.' - Forrest Gump (LCF but rode a lawn mower)
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'My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.' - Forrest Gump (LCF but rode a lawn mower)
The automotive culture doesn't believe in that. It's called 'trade-in, refinance, and stay trapped in the vicious cycle of driving and auto financing.'
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The automotive culture doesn't believe in that. It's called 'trade-in, refinance, and stay trapped in the vicious cycle of driving and auto financing.'
Are yellow cabs in NYC a part of the automotive culture that cab drivers and residents are trapped in?
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Old 09-29-18, 11:15 AM
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Are yellow cabs in NYC a part of the automotive culture that cab drivers and residents are trapped in?
Why don't you go read up on what culture is and means and then post what answer you come up with for your own question?
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Are yellow cabs in NYC a part of the automotive culture that cab drivers and residents are trapped in?
Great question. I was wondering the same thing.
Like most attempts to pigeonhole a whole "culture" there are often times when the lines between pros and cons get either blurry or reversed.

I for one am glad there are automobiles when I call an ambulance or fire truck. Taxis eliminate a lot of private car use within a city and the need to turn living space into parking space.
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Old 09-29-18, 05:56 PM
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Why don't you go read up on what culture is and means and then post what answer you come up with for your own question?


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Why don't you go read up on what culture is and means and then post what answer you come up with for your own question?
According to the research you apparently are still living in the 50s.
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Old 09-29-18, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
You're forgetting something ...

No one is "discussing" anything here.


This is Bikeforums ... a place for fun and entertainment. A bit of relaxation at the end of the day. Banter and quips.
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Why don't you go read up on what culture is and means and then post what answer you come up with for your own question?

See what I mean ...?
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Originally Posted by McBTC View Post
According to the research you apparently are still living in the 50s.
This comment makes no sense without you explicating what your implicit assumptions are about the things you are talking about. It's like you want to say something meaningful but you don't want to go out on a limb by being explicit enough as to say something that could be considered wrong.
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This should help


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Originally Posted by tandempower View Post
This comment makes no sense without you explicating what your implicit assumptions are about the things you are talking about. It's like you want to say something meaningful but you don't want to go out on a limb by being explicit enough as to say something that could be considered wrong.
No one can say anything you don't want to hear without you complaining to the moderator...
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A bit out of date those old fins of the automotive culture...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1950s_...mobile_culture


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With more energy many things become possible such as... more mobility.


But we have also come to understand that energy is among the most important anti-poverty tools, an underpinning for other development goals. Yet energy access as a way to fight poverty is often greatly misunderstood.
~ Tisha Schuller and Seth Levey, Scientific American
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Don't forget about WSSF (western supremacist sarcasm free).
It's the all-new WSSF! Hot sarcasm, fewer commercials!
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