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  #11  
Old September 13th 10, 08:38 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Derek C
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On Sep 13, 7:51*am, Doug wrote:
On 12 Sep, 09:06, francis wrote:



On Sep 12, 6:53*am, Doug wrote:


On 11 Sep, 09:59, "The Medway Handyman" [email protected]


blueyonder.co.uk wrote:
Doug wrote:
On 10 Sep, 20:07, "The Medway Handyman" [email protected]
blueyonder.co.uk wrote:
Doug wrote:
I realise this event is of little interest to most people in our car
dominated UK, or even an annoyance perhaps, but we do still have a
few of these events going on here to which cyclists are pleased to
attend and it is also a world wide event for those lurking on this
NG from abroad.


Has anyone else followed the link & seen what these ****wits are up
to?


"PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens,
artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered
parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places.


Un ****ing believeable.


Some people badly need to get a life.


Yes the ones that deeply love cars and cause so many problems with
them, including partially blocking our roads with their parking
spaces.


Lets do it! *Lets get rid of the car!


Never mind the 52 billion + *the industry turns over, or the *800,000 jobs,
or the 23.6 billion fuel duty raised, or the *5.1 *billion in VAT.


Oh **** - the UK economy has just crashed.


You are forgetting something, the overall costs of mass car use and
the fact that we don't need to get rid of all of them. A good first
step would be to halve car use which would then halve all the problems
it causes.


How would you go about doing that, please give us your master plan.


Several ways. Firstly, stop trying to make motoring look so attractive
when it is not, particularly in adverts and the motoring press.
Secondly, make cars carry a prominent health warning similar to
cigarettes. Thirdly, introduce road pricing more widely to make
motoring less competitive with public transport and more dependent on
distance traveled.
Fifthly, provide fewer car parking spaces, particularly the free 24/7
street garaging of cars.
Sixthly, make driving tests and medical tests more difficult and
renewable yearly.

That should about do it.

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Help for your car-addicted friends in the U.K.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


OK if we do the same things for bicycles!
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  #12  
Old September 13th 10, 10:20 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_3_]
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On 13 Sep, 08:38, Derek C wrote:
On Sep 13, 7:51*am, Doug wrote:



On 12 Sep, 09:06, francis wrote:


On Sep 12, 6:53*am, Doug wrote:


On 11 Sep, 09:59, "The Medway Handyman" [email protected]


blueyonder.co.uk wrote:
Doug wrote:
On 10 Sep, 20:07, "The Medway Handyman" [email protected]
blueyonder.co.uk wrote:
Doug wrote:
I realise this event is of little interest to most people in our car
dominated UK, or even an annoyance perhaps, but we do still have a
few of these events going on here to which cyclists are pleased to
attend and it is also a world wide event for those lurking on this
NG from abroad.


Has anyone else followed the link & seen what these ****wits are up
to?


"PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens,
artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered
parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places.


Un ****ing believeable.


Some people badly need to get a life.


Yes the ones that deeply love cars and cause so many problems with
them, including partially blocking our roads with their parking
spaces.


Lets do it! *Lets get rid of the car!


Never mind the 52 billion + *the industry turns over, or the *800,000 jobs,
or the 23.6 billion fuel duty raised, or the *5.1 *billion in VAT.


Oh **** - the UK economy has just crashed.


You are forgetting something, the overall costs of mass car use and
the fact that we don't need to get rid of all of them. A good first
step would be to halve car use which would then halve all the problems
it causes.


How would you go about doing that, please give us your master plan.


Several ways. Firstly, stop trying to make motoring look so attractive
when it is not, particularly in adverts and the motoring press.
Secondly, make cars carry a prominent health warning similar to
cigarettes. Thirdly, introduce road pricing more widely to make
motoring less competitive with public transport and more dependent on
distance traveled.
Fifthly, provide fewer car parking spaces, particularly the free 24/7
street garaging of cars.
Sixthly, make driving tests and medical tests more difficult and
renewable yearly.


That should about do it.




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OK if we do the same things for bicycles!

Why would they need to display a health warning and cyclists don't
street garage their bikes 24/7? As cyclists do not generally cause
pollution or congestion it would obviously not apply to them.

-- .
World Carfree Network.
http://www.worldcarfree.net/
Help for your car-addicted friends in the U.K.- Hide quoted text -

  #13  
Old September 14th 10, 07:45 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_3_]
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On 13 Sep, 18:54, Tony Dragon wrote:
On 13/09/2010 10:20, Doug wrote:



On 13 Sep, 08:38, Derek *wrote:
On Sep 13, 7:51 am, *wrote:


On 12 Sep, 09:06, *wrote:


On Sep 12, 6:53 am, *wrote:


On 11 Sep, 09:59, "The Medway Handyman"[email protected]


blueyonder.co.uk *wrote:
Doug wrote:
On 10 Sep, 20:07, "The Medway Handyman"[email protected]
blueyonder.co.uk *wrote:
Doug wrote:
I realise this event is of little interest to most people in our car
dominated UK, or even an annoyance perhaps, but we do still have a
few of these events going on here to which cyclists are pleased to
attend and it is also a world wide event for those lurking on this
NG from abroad.


Has anyone else followed the link& *seen what these ****wits are up
to?


"PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens,
artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered
parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places.


Un ****ing believeable.


Some people badly need to get a life.


Yes the ones that deeply love cars and cause so many problems with
them, including partially blocking our roads with their parking
spaces.


Lets do it! *Lets get rid of the car!


Never mind the 52 billion + *the industry turns over, or the *800,000 jobs,
or the 23.6 billion fuel duty raised, or the *5.1 *billion in VAT.


Oh **** - the UK economy has just crashed.


You are forgetting something, the overall costs of mass car use and
the fact that we don't need to get rid of all of them. A good first
step would be to halve car use which would then halve all the problems
it causes.


How would you go about doing that, please give us your master plan.


Several ways. Firstly, stop trying to make motoring look so attractive
when it is not, particularly in adverts and the motoring press.
Secondly, make cars carry a prominent health warning similar to
cigarettes. Thirdly, introduce road pricing more widely to make
motoring less competitive with public transport and more dependent on
distance traveled.
Fifthly, provide fewer car parking spaces, particularly the free 24/7
street garaging of cars.
Sixthly, make driving tests and medical tests more difficult and
renewable yearly.


That should about do it.


- Show quoted text -


OK if we do the same things for bicycles!


Why would they need to display a health warning and cyclists don't
street garage their bikes 24/7? As cyclists do not generally cause
pollution or congestion it would obviously not apply to them.



I have not noticed any cars that are left on the street for 24 hours a
day seven days a week.

Anecdotal. There are a few in my street which haven't been moved for
days and gather dust. Then, of course there are those that are only
used at weekends for gallivanting around and doing the bulk shopping
and are 24/5. Most are street garaged all night anyway, say 8/7 at
least?

-- .
World Carfree Network.
http://www.worldcarfree.net/
Help for your car-addicted friends in the U.K.



  #14  
Old September 14th 10, 01:10 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
francis
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On Sep 14, 7:45*am, Doug wrote:
On 13 Sep, 18:54, Tony Dragon wrote:





On 13/09/2010 10:20, Doug wrote:


On 13 Sep, 08:38, Derek *wrote:
On Sep 13, 7:51 am, *wrote:


On 12 Sep, 09:06, *wrote:


On Sep 12, 6:53 am, *wrote:


On 11 Sep, 09:59, "The Medway Handyman"[email protected]


blueyonder.co.uk *wrote:
Doug wrote:
On 10 Sep, 20:07, "The Medway Handyman"[email protected]
blueyonder.co.uk *wrote:
Doug wrote:
I realise this event is of little interest to most people in our car
dominated UK, or even an annoyance perhaps, but we do still have a
few of these events going on here to which cyclists are pleased to
attend and it is also a world wide event for those lurking on this
NG from abroad.


Has anyone else followed the link& *seen what these ****wits are up
to?


"PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens,
artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered
parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places.


Un ****ing believeable.


Some people badly need to get a life.


Yes the ones that deeply love cars and cause so many problems with
them, including partially blocking our roads with their parking
spaces.


Lets do it! *Lets get rid of the car!


Never mind the 52 billion + *the industry turns over, or the *800,000 jobs,
or the 23.6 billion fuel duty raised, or the *5.1 *billion in VAT.


Oh **** - the UK economy has just crashed.


You are forgetting something, the overall costs of mass car use and
the fact that we don't need to get rid of all of them. A good first
step would be to halve car use which would then halve all the problems
it causes.


How would you go about doing that, please give us your master plan..


Several ways. Firstly, stop trying to make motoring look so attractive
when it is not, particularly in adverts and the motoring press.
Secondly, make cars carry a prominent health warning similar to
cigarettes. Thirdly, introduce road pricing more widely to make
motoring less competitive with public transport and more dependent on
distance traveled.
Fifthly, provide fewer car parking spaces, particularly the free 24/7
street garaging of cars.
Sixthly, make driving tests and medical tests more difficult and
renewable yearly.


That should about do it.


- Show quoted text -


OK if we do the same things for bicycles!


Why would they need to display a health warning and cyclists don't
street garage their bikes 24/7? As cyclists do not generally cause
pollution or congestion it would obviously not apply to them.


I have not noticed any cars that are left on the street for 24 hours a
day seven days a week.


Anecdotal. There are a few in my street which haven't been moved for
days and gather dust. Then, of course there are those that are only
used at weekends for gallivanting around and doing the bulk shopping
and are 24/5. Most are street garaged all night anyway, say 8/7 at
least?



-- .
World Carfree Network.
*http://www.worldcarfree.net/
Help for your car-addicted friends in the U.K.- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


So you were not very truthful in your post, so no change there then.
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Old September 14th 10, 04:16 PM
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I wish more people would cycle, especially in towns where they can easily commute into work. I usually cycle in at about 745 am and its lovely, plenty of cyclists about but hardly any cars.
And it really relaxes you after a hard day in the office, there would be less arguments on weekday evenings if more people cycled I swear!
  #16  
Old September 14th 10, 05:10 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Sir Jeremy
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On 10 Sep, 07:04, Doug wrote:
I realise this event is of little interest to most people in our car
dominated UK, or even an annoyance perhaps, but we do still have a few
of these events going on here to which cyclists are pleased to attend
and it is also a world wide event for those lurking on this NG from
abroad.

"Dear carfree campaigners,

World Carfree Day is just around the corner and we need your help to
publicise all the events going on across the world! Check out our WCD
web pages and submit your town's event in our 2010 wiki, or if you
prefer simply send the details to me or Markus Heller by e-mail. We
plan to have a bigger, easier-to-use wiki system for next year...

If you are interested in organising a PARK(ing) Day event or finding
one near you, please visithttp://parkingday.org/parking-day-map/for more info.

Thanks and happy CFD!"

The vital dates:
PARK(ing) Day: 17 September.
World Carfree Day: 22 September.

http://www.worldcarfree.net/wcfd/

-- .
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Help for your car-addicted friends in the U.K.



Time to get the Porsche out for a high speed burn-up.

Why? Because I can, and it annoys senile old ****s like Doug..
  #17  
Old September 14th 10, 07:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
The Medway Handyman[_2_]
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Tony Dragon wrote:
-

I have not noticed any cars that are left on the street for 24 hours a
day seven days a week.


They must be the killer ones that cause all the global warming.


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  #18  
Old September 15th 10, 07:31 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_3_]
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On 14 Sep, 16:16, mischastar
wrote:
I wish more people would cycle, especially in towns where they can
easily commute into work. I usually cycle in at about 745 am and its
lovely, plenty of cyclists about but hardly any cars.
And it really relaxes you after a hard day in the office, there would be
less arguments on weekday evenings if more people cycled I swear!

I assume you are not suffering from serious car dependency. Those that
do tend to avoid the use of a bicycle and have even been known to have
an anti-cyclist agenda. Like most addictions it is very difficult to
cure and that is why more people do not cycle.

-- .
World Carfree Network.
http://www.worldcarfree.net/
Help for your car-addicted friends in the U.K.
  #19  
Old September 15th 10, 06:26 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tony Dragon
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On 15/09/2010 07:31, Doug wrote:
On 14 Sep, 16:16,
wrote:
I wish more people would cycle, especially in towns where they can
easily commute into work. I usually cycle in at about 745 am and its
lovely, plenty of cyclists about but hardly any cars.
And it really relaxes you after a hard day in the office, there would be
less arguments on weekday evenings if more people cycled I swear!

I assume you are not suffering from serious car dependency. Those that
do tend to avoid the use of a bicycle and have even been known to have
an anti-cyclist agenda. Like most addictions it is very difficult to
cure and that is why more people do not cycle.

-- .
World Carfree Network.
http://www.worldcarfree.net/
Help for your car-addicted friends in the U.K.


Can you explain why I don't cycle to work Doug, you seem to know all
about such things?

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  #20  
Old September 15th 10, 08:03 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
The Medway Handyman[_2_]
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Tony Dragon wrote:
On 15/09/2010 07:31, Doug wrote:
On 14 Sep, 16:16,
wrote:
I wish more people would cycle, especially in towns where they can
easily commute into work. I usually cycle in at about 745 am and its
lovely, plenty of cyclists about but hardly any cars.
And it really relaxes you after a hard day in the office, there
would be less arguments on weekday evenings if more people cycled I
swear!

I assume you are not suffering from serious car dependency. Those
that do tend to avoid the use of a bicycle and have even been known
to have an anti-cyclist agenda. Like most addictions it is very
difficult to cure and that is why more people do not cycle.

-- .
World Carfree Network.
http://www.worldcarfree.net/
Help for your car-addicted friends in the U.K.


Can you explain why I don't cycle to work Doug, you seem to know all
about such things?


Cos you have more sense?


--
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a kid's toy, not a viable form of transport.


 




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