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The woman who stops traffic

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by BentMikey, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Anyone see last night's? I just watched it, that was simply awesome, well done Kris. I'm looking forward to next week's one.
     
  2. Charlotte_C+ :-)

    Charlotte_C+ :-) New Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Ditto!:tongue:;)


    what she achieved was amazing!;)
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    'Should We Ban Cars?'

    wild crazy stuff, too many people can't even imagine their life without a car, I'd dearly love to talk to the people that commute to work by car in London

    I used to pass thousands of cars every single day on the North Circ in rush hour, barring the white vans and trucks, almost always a single person in every car
     
  4. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Yeah but would you ban cars tynan ?
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    for an awful lot of people I would, people would have to justify them
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    If the poor bastards want to drive, let 'em.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I wouldn't want to ban cars, I like using my own. I would like to see a lot less car use though, particularly the sort of ridiculously unnecessary car use displayed on this and many other programs.
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    clogging up th roads, injuring people, polluting the air, consuming wealth?

    yeah, why not
     
  9. davidwalton

    davidwalton New Member

    Just ban the use of petrol and diesel in non-commercial vehicles.
     
  10. One day I would guess that petrol driven cars will be a thing of the past.
     
  11. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    In our lifetime I hope.
     
  12. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    Go live on Sark !

    Simon
     
  13. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I don't think that is the answer, there are plenty of commercial operators requiring their drivers to travel for trivial reasons. I know, I was one!
    I don't think it is the type of fuel they burn that is the only problem either. Even if they burned tap water, the car would occupy just as much roadspace, cause just as much congestion, and be involved in the same crashes.
    I would just hope owners would be required to justify the need for every journey, then this country would be a better place.:thumbsup:
     
  14. davidwalton

    davidwalton New Member

    No, the fuel is not the only problem, but it is the biggest when it comes to Global Warming. As for congestion, I am sure the current motorways could be used for car parking requirements like parts of the M25 and others are now. However, no more roads, just restricted access to those we have; especially in and around towns.

    Banning the use of petrol and diesel would be a great start.

    If we want our goods to get to the shops, our post delivered, etc, etc, then we will need to ensure commercial vehicles have a reasonably clear roads to get from a to b. Whatever you do, there will always be some abuse, and I don't think reason enough to not go ahead with that sort of usage.

    BTW- You can't burn water:biggrin:.
     
  15. bianco

    bianco New Member

    Have you heard of hydrogen cells?