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Roryrules wrote:I don't own a car yet as I can't afford it, but I hope to own one in the near future. Using public transport is such a complete nightmare that I quite simply can't wait to get behind the wheel!
AgentR11 wrote:I know when I lived in the city, I tried to use the bus service, then got a bike; once I figured out what each was good for, it really was pretty easy to get around.
AgentR11 wrote:Wow. You mean people actually die in vehicle accidents?
I would never have guessed.
Divorce your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile (New Society Publishers, ISBN 0-86571-408-8), written by Katie Alvord and with a foreword by Stephanie Mills, proposes that automobiles have lost their value as a convenience and have become a hindrance, even an addiction. "Today's relationship with the automobile inflicts upon us pollution, noise, congestion, sprawl, big expenses, injury, and even death. Yet we continue to live with cars at a growing cost to ourselves and the environment."  There are several arguments for her thesis presented throughout the text as well as some suggestions for how to wean one's self from automobiles.
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