Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Glendora, CA USA
Bikes: Easy Racers EZ-1 and Lightning Thunderbolt Recumbent Bikes
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Car Free - Lifestyle Choice, Economics and Political Preference
At the risk of sounding political (which I will steer away from)
I think if you have a CAR FREE lifestyle or live the goal of that,
that your politics will follow suit in the long run.
As for myself, I have the time to ride a bike places others
would rush to in a car, and I prefer riding a bike.
I live in Southern California where the lifestyle is built
around cars, but I would prefer to see car culture downsized
(as I think it will inevitably with the coming end of cheap oil)
and a return to mass transit and bike friendly roads everywhere.
Frankly, I am hoping in my lifetime to see at least one lane
of every major freeway in Los Angeles County open to Bicycles.
A dreamer, maybe... But if you don't voice your concerns loud
and clear the profit mongers will continue business as usual until
they run their companies into the ground and bail with golden parachutes
into multi-million dollar retirement packages.
I am just starting the CAR FREE journey, but am excited
and happy that I have taken the step. I look forward
to continuing to participate in this forum.
Glendora, CA USA