And so what if the US status quo is different than that of northern Europe. US runs the way the majority of its citizens desire, Europe does the same.
Even in Portland the will of the people is largely ignored because our politicians are too busy with "business stakeholders":
Ya mean like autocentric transportation design, rather than some other design to suit the whims of a small percentage of the population? In reality, We could post and cross post list of things that are done as the majority like and dislike, but thats a total waste of time. The reality is that you spare wheel, feel like the use of low occupancy automobile represents the greatest current threat to mans survival and want immediate action. Most of the US population disagrees and since they control indirectly through their elected representatives, change at your desired pace is not gonna happen.
nice try. but...no.Quote:
the use of low occupancy automobile represents the greatest current threat to mans survival and want immediate action
disagrees with what exactly? do you have some links to polls on specific issues and topics?Quote:
Most of the US population disagrees
which is exactly why i like to highlight some reasons for change. that and fighting the good fight against the autocentric illuminati global conspiracy.Quote:
change at your desired pace is not gonna happen
I base my opinion of your postion on single occupancy motor vehicle use on quotes like:
"i think some ranting and rhetoric is justified by a practice that unnecessarily spews enormous amount of toxins, carcinogens, and teratogens into the atmosphere we all breathe, that kills ~1.2 million people each year (according to WHO estimates), and is a major contributor to the ongoing mass extinction associated with anthropogenic climate change"
As far as the other stuff, no survey data, just my opinions base on casual conversation on what people seem to want/like/believe. So like most things on internet forum, you are totally free to discard.
I agree our system is corrupted by special interest lobbying, but I probably don't think its as corrupted as you do, fair enough.
And yep, you should fight the good fight for what you believe, but don't be surprised when others do not agree.
Any what the majority of people disagree with, is the urgency and availabilty of suitable and affordable solution to single motorist car use, NOW in your words. I base this opinion on the relative slow pace of conversion to the unnamed solutions that you speculated on.
You bring up plausible ideas such as Overton and corporate lobbyists, then you go way out on a limb right to the bitter end with,
It makes no sense.