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Cars are like pharmaceuticals.
There's a legitimate place for them, but we resort to them too much. —Peter D. Norton, author of Fighting Traffic. https://urbanists.social/@straphanger/109457689616848323

We value speed more than human life
While our roads remain as they are, and present speeds are kept up, the slaughter will continue..." —George Orwell, on the hypocrisy of "blame the victim" traffic campaigns. (Shown with his newly adopted son in stroller.) https://urbanists.social/@straphanger/109446235726816561






Edit: as [@poVoq@slrpnk.net](https://slrpnk.net/u/poVoq) points out, this photo might have been taken during the pandemic lockdowns.



A high speed train/bullet train fan's dream, but I imagine not the safest or most efficient thing in a city as populated as Beijing. Hence why it was decomissioned. Also, the one with the yellow stripe is an inspection train, like the "Doctor Yellow" Shinkansen in Japan. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/741f72f4-59b8-4785-97af-f53aac328624.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/12e2e13b-4420-4609-aec2-4ad8181b36cd.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/05f33c64-d7e9-4837-acc7-940b4c683636.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/3f62bc91-5b0a-4768-8c32-9c610304b2ab.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/b12fcfa8-1222-47b4-8056-45bf65ddcb2a.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/6e906965-f960-40f7-9f3c-ab68c316bab6.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c9fcb874-414d-4eab-a2a4-6978748f36d5.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/f57536fd-1e5d-4e26-95b3-c568e4727fa9.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/51dff13a-d4be-4b7f-970f-03cf0d3138c5.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/2e0dc9c3-30d6-4296-b4c6-2bc582d08373.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/3982b572-a129-43d9-8a93-4f744d2ea6d6.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/2561da6d-d534-4ecb-9257-5feaaed05399.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c3968f04-5be3-47e9-9859-cd023f5fa838.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/e7da15f9-c8e8-409d-bd3f-652908ec6199.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/0625b696-9831-4cb8-ab09-1e4da8af24dc.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/1eda0bdc-26eb-4306-b7d6-e0bc97a093b8.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/70bcb6b5-891c-488c-8575-b8ab47755c4d.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/8d9b3c3a-225c-448b-9054-0a18bc1f6214.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/f1faf364-0658-4aad-b9f5-e65bd7a4a57b.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/222f96fd-6b47-46e3-a1ca-f6598ff35d12.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/7c7dab7f-589f-4c9b-ae6e-91c717f6cfb8.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/5ad80f28-b555-4fe1-b7c2-65367be19c0d.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/3597a3c9-5c6c-44b0-a31a-962c8b086ac0.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/f60a0d04-5b27-4a8a-a560-ee7a6fc6e11f.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c86f2e5e-7fe7-42d6-8ab5-c1a738d0e36f.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/60fb3041-40fe-427c-bc78-8720e55e2505.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/9ef51b73-0b60-423d-a531-62c04a8c5814.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/94f3ce3c-8aa9-4e01-b672-9380c9111bb0.jpeg)

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Did yow know walkscore.com?
Did you know the site [walkscore](walkscore.com)? It give a score to a region based on his walkability. I'm impressed that my neighbourhood here in Recife, Brazil, got a score of 97 (Walker’s Paradise)

It's really sad to think that there are more train services in amusement parks than the rest of the US.
Drive to Disney World, pay a hundred dollars to ride the monorail, peoplemover, and the historic railroad. Then drive home, never once thinking "hey, what if we could do all that in the city, while running our errands!"




Description: - Fortune magazine headline "Europe's energy crisis sets its sights on another victim: Car manufacturing" (2022-10-12) - Jeremy Clarkson 2-panel "Oh no!", "Anyway." meme.

This community exists as a sister community/copycat community to the r/fuckcars subreddit.

This community exists for the following reasons:

  • to raise awareness around the dangers, inefficiencies and injustice that can come from car dependence.
  • to allow a place to discuss and promote more healthy transport methods and ways of living.

You can find the Matrix chat room for this community here.

Rules

  1. Be nice to each other. Being aggressive or inflammatory towards other users will get you banned. Name calling or obvious trolling falls under that. Hate cars, hate the system, but not people. While some drivers definitely deserve some hate, most of them didn’t choose car-centric life out of free will.

  2. No bigotry or hate. Racism, transphobia, misogyny, ableism, homophobia, chauvinism, fat-shaming, body-shaming, stigmatization of people experiencing homeless or substance users, etc. are not tolerated. Don’t use slurs. You can laugh at someone’s fragile masculinity without associating it with their body. The correlation between car-culture and body weight is not an excuse for fat-shaming.

  3. Stay on-topic. Submissions should be on-topic to the externalities of car culture in urban development and communities globally. Posting about alternatives to cars and car culture is fine. Don’t post literal car fucking.

  4. No traffic violence. Do not post depictions of traffic violence. NSFW or NSFL posts are not allowed. Gawking at crashes is not allowed. Be respectful to people who are a victim of traffic violence or otherwise traumatized by it. News articles about crashes and statistics about traffic violence are allowed. Glorifying traffic violence will get you banned.

  5. No reposts. Before sharing, check if your post isn’t a repost. Reposts that add something new are fine. Reposts that are sharing content from somewhere else are fine too.

  6. No misinformation. Masks and vaccines save lives during a pandemic, climate change is real and anthropogenic - and denial of these and other established facts will get you banned. False or highly speculative titles will get your post deleted.

  7. No harassment. Posts that (may) cause harassment, dogpiling or brigading, intentionally or not, will be removed. Please do not post screenshots containing uncensored usernames. Actual harassment, dogpiling or brigading is a bannable offence.

Please report posts and comments that violate our rules.

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