let's get rid of the common hatred between cyclists and bus operators. I, myself, am a cyclist, but a strong transit advocate (duh!) and hate that normal stereotype. I'm good friends with many of my regular bus drivers.
Grind the stereotype down into dust. Get rid of it. I know it may not completely ever be gone, but couldn't the stereotype just be forgotten?
Monday, April 4, 2011
Another is that we are ignoring the most obvious intelligent responses to this predicament, namely, shifting our focus to walkable communities and public transit, especially rebuilding the American passenger railroad system - without which, I assure you, we will be most regrettably screwed ten years from now. Mr. Obama had one throwaway line in his speech about public transit and nothing whatever about walkable neighborhoods.
The reason for this obvious idiocy is that it's all about the cars. That's all we care about in the USA, the cars. We can't get over the cars. We can't talk about anything except how we'll find magical new ways to run all the cars. This is a very tragic sort of stupidity and if we don't change our thinking about it, from the highest level on down, history is going to treat us very cruelly.
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