Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 85
  1. #1
    Senior Member randya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    in bed with your mom
    My Bikes
    who cares?
    Posts
    13,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Imagining a city without cars


  2. #2
    Senior Member aidy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    167
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    o jee
    it's full of hipsters on bicycles

  3. #3
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,460
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Stop dreaming about the long ago past. Calcutta seems to be just the place for those who believe a city without cars is so dang desirable.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4
    Cycle Year Round CB HI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    11,420
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "Imagining a city without cars"

    Did you actually watch the clip. There were several cars moving about.

    And a bunch of zoo bombers trying to get run over by the trolly.
    Last edited by CB HI; 03-30-09 at 09:25 PM.

  5. #5
    uke
    uke is offline
    it's easy if you let it. uke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    indoors and out.
    Posts
    4,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We could use a return to 10 mph speed limits for cars. Well, maybe not 10 mph. But I'd settle for 20 mph within city limits.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

  6. #6
    Cycle Year Round CB HI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    11,420
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by uke View Post
    We could use a return to 10 mph speed limits for cars. Well, maybe not 10 mph. But I'd settle for 20 mph within city limits.
    Better make it 25 mph, so as not to slow cyclist having to weave around the cars.

  7. #7
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    22,922
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oulu Finland... you can go anywhere in the city on well designed bike paths. If you do encounter a car, it will have stopped to wait for you. The city core is pedestrian and bike only. Bikes always get the shortcut to anywhere.

  8. #8
    Senior Member StrangeWill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Fallbrook, CA.
    Posts
    1,112
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So if we go back to bikes we're going to be shot when we protest places of work?

    Bummer.

    At least women wont be able to vote anymore.

  9. #9
    Senior Member StrangeWill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Fallbrook, CA.
    Posts
    1,112
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Better make it 25 mph, so as not to slow cyclist having to weave around the cars.
    Actually I think that would be fitting, think of the complaints.

    "Slow cars taking up the road, I had to beat one to a diveway and he almost hit me!"

  10. #10
    Primate Metzinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    gone
    My Bikes
    Concorde Columbus SL, Rocky Mountain Edge, Sparta stadfiets
    Posts
    2,582
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Stop dreaming about the long ago past. Calcutta seems to be just the place for those who believe a city without cars is so dang desirable.
    ILTB's right. The moment we get rid of our cars, the streets will flood with people, and we'll all have to go live in tarp covered shacks. Beware.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    5,437
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Beautiful film Randya. What I found interesting was the way the people in the film were interacting with the camera. Since movies were relatively new in the first decade of the 1900s, it will still a novelty, and it caught the attention of almost all the people on the street, who would either wave or stare at the camera.

    In one of the comments written in Spanish, the author says that the people in the movie were waving and tipping their hats in a greeting to those of us living in the future.
    Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

    1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
    1990s Raleigh M20 MTB--2007 Windsor Hour (track)
    1988 Ducati 750 F1

  12. #12
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    22,922
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    ILTB's right. The moment we get rid of our cars, the streets will flood with people, and we'll all have to go live in tarp covered shacks. Beware.
    Really, tarp covered shacks... Funny I don't see that issue in cities that are heavy in bike traffic now. Copenhagen or Oulu for instance.

  13. #13
    Primate Metzinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    gone
    My Bikes
    Concorde Columbus SL, Rocky Mountain Edge, Sparta stadfiets
    Posts
    2,582
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It was an (apparently failed) attempt at a joke.
    Which, on further reflection, ILTB's comment may also have been.

  14. #14
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,460
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    It was an (apparently failed) attempt at a joke.
    Which, on further reflection, ILTB's comment may also have been.
    The whole thread is a joke. The OP film is fine for rose colored reminiscing about the good ol' days, but doesn't make or serve any purpose that relates to bicycling safety or advocacy.

  15. #15
    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In The Wind
    My Bikes
    GTO
    Posts
    25,740
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice film
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

  16. #16
    Punk Rock Lives Roughstuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    western new england
    My Bikes
    Fuji touring
    Posts
    3,008
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why settle for a city without cars, though I offer Pyongyang as an example. Why stop there? Why not have a country without cars....

    I offer North Korea as an example. By the way it is also a country without electricity, which should be enough to bring envirowackos into orgasmic frenzy.

    roughstuff
    Electric car sales are on fire! :)

  17. #17
    S E Michigan
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We got a city / island here in Michigan a massive tourist spot Makinaw Island . NO CARS ALLOWED horses and bikes or of course you can walk to get around . Great place to visit

  18. #18
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,460
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pipes View Post
    We got a city / island here in Michigan a massive tourist spot Makinaw Island . NO CARS ALLOWED horses and bikes or of course you can walk to get around . Great place to visit
    How do all the visitors and supplies get to this car free paradise? Must be nice to have the car parking concession at the ferry slip.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    944
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Roughstuff View Post
    Why settle for a city without cars, though I offer Pyongyang as an example. Why stop there? Why not have a country without cars....

    I offer North Korea as an example. By the way it is also a country without electricity, which should be enough to bring envirowackos into orgasmic frenzy.

    roughstuff
    I reckon many of the people in north korea actually have more money than most americans.

    Most people I know in america have a couple of car loans and a negative net worth.

  20. #20
    biking and fighting!
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    247
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool clip, thanks. To be honest though, I'd rather deal with the 1-3 cars per minute that I ordinarily encounter on less busy streets to having to deal with that mob of peds!

    As an aside, I've spent some time looking at Google StreetView in various Italian and Spanish cities. Although the street topology seems very conducive to convenient cycling, it doesn't seem that many take advantage of it in the present day. I don't see the enormous bike racks that can be found in the Netherlands, Sweden or Germany. The two-wheel vehicle of choice seems to be the motorized scooter. Any observations from people who have lived in or visited southern Europe?
    Last edited by chriswnw; 03-31-09 at 12:33 PM.

  21. #21
    biking and fighting!
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    247
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by uke View Post
    We could use a return to 10 mph speed limits for cars. Well, maybe not 10 mph. But I'd settle for 20 mph within city limits.
    I think 25 mph would be the most comfortable. At 10 mph, half of the cyclists on the road would be breaking the speed limit.

  22. #22
    Punk Rock Lives Roughstuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    western new england
    My Bikes
    Fuji touring
    Posts
    3,008
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gosmsgo View Post
    I reckon many of the people in north korea actually have more money than most americans.

    Most people I know in america have a couple of car loans and a negative net worth.


    HEE! Touche! And they have the Kimch'i to wake em up in the morning. ZIIiiiiinnnnnnnnnG! Not exactly a breath of fresh air.

    Love eatin' those dogs though.

    roughstuff
    Electric car sales are on fire! :)

  23. #23
    Senior Member randya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    in bed with your mom
    My Bikes
    who cares?
    Posts
    13,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Stop dreaming about the long ago past. Calcutta seems to be just the place for those who believe a city without cars is so dang desirable.
    Nah, the difference is that those Barcelona neighborhoods are middle or upper middle class 'hoods, and not slums.



  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    My Bikes
    '07 Trek 1500, '08 Surly Cross Check, '09 Masi Speciale Sprint custom build
    Posts
    4,568
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    The whole thread is a joke. The OP film is fine for rose colored reminiscing about the good ol' days, but doesn't make or serve any purpose that relates to bicycling safety or advocacy.
    I enjoyed it. Several others appeared to as well. It certainly makes sense in an advocacy forum.

  25. #25
    Uber Goober StephenH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas
    Posts
    10,654
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is a neat film.

    I remember reading in a history-of-trucks book, that back around the turn of the century, there was a fear that New York City was going to be buried under horse manure, and so trucks were seen as the solution to that problem. You can see that a little bit in that video, still a fair number of horses around, and that seems to be the only freight system in use.

    If you think about, that streetcar is SLOW. If I had to use that now, it would take me 3-1/2 hours to get to work each day.

    Where's the electricity to run those streetcars come from? Could have been hydropower (kills the Salmon). Could have been big old coal-fired boilers belching out smoke somewhere, too. It came from somewhere.

    You've got to figure that getting run over by a streetcar was just a pretty regular occurence around there.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •