"Pollution now kills three times as many people worldwide as Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined. (...) Burning fossil fuels, according to a recent paper, is now “the world’s most significant threat to children’s health”
Ban. All. The. Cars.
" Traffic mutes community, as the noise, danger and pollution in busy streets drive people indoors. The places in which children could play and adults could sit and talk are reserved instead for parking. Engine noise, a great but scarcely acknowledged cause of stress and illness, fills our lives. "
"We are told that cars are about freedom of choice. But every aspect of this assault on our lives is assisted by state planning and subsidy. Roads are built to accommodate projected traffic, which then grows to fill the new capacity. Streets are modelled to maximise the flow of cars. Pedestrians and cyclists are squeezed by planners into narrow and often dangerous spaces"
@Antanicus Ain't it the truth. I can bike myself to work, but I can't take my youngest to school by bike trailer; not because of distance or hills, which are very manageable, but because there are two road crossings that are simply too dangerous to do with a child. If it weren't for cars, all the things I want to do by bike would become straightforward.