They have GREAT cycling infrastructure in Detroit (or... so I've read) and a person can pick-up a 3 bedroom ranch for less than 10 grand. Cycling opportunities and cheap housing are two great selling points for a car free living environment. So why aren't cyclist like ourselves clamoring to Detroit to enjoy the bright lights, culture sights, great dining, and other great big city amenities?
Posting about the personal benefits of choosing to live without a car and/or getting about by bicycle could be considered positive advocacy for car free living.
The same can not be said for posting ad nauseam anti-motoring/anti-motorist rants, as well as posts that assume that car free living and bicycling are joined at the hip with asceticism, New Age day dreaming, and spacy economic/political theories.
American Dream Coalition who don't want car-free thinking to take root, and work hard to marginalize and ridicule and villainize it.
Last edited by cooker; 01-13-14 at 01:42 PM.
I am a little frustrated with the federal government now supporting failed cities with my (and millions of others) tax dollars. It's nice that someone like you is trying to off-set the mistreatment.
I don't see the need to be a city dweller... to live car free. Actually rural areas most often cram all the things needed for modern life in the small town. Generally a gas station, hardware, grocery, restaurants, church's, post office, library, community center, doctor, fire station/EMT... and so forth... all within easy walking distance.
Rural living might be a better choice for those who desire simpler living.
Last edited by Dave Cutter; 01-13-14 at 01:51 PM.
Thanks just the same, but I think I'll go right on advocating (or "preaching", as you call it), whether you like it or not. If you disagree with something I say, please tell me why I'm wrong, but don't try to silence me.
Gimme that car-free living!
Face it, if you want more people to experiment/embrace LCF, then focus on the positives and the not the negatives. Reason being is that LCF is a minor subset of cyclists in general, which in turn is still a minority in the States. By attacking the car, you are also attacking to some extent those non-LCF cyclists.
2. My wife picked the username. Probably because I'm always telling those that are more interested in that smartphone in their hands than paying attention to the flow of traffic around them, whether I'm on the bike, on foot, or in the car. The name might also have something to do with what I tell my own kids when the dinner bell is rung
"The United States currently pays around $20 billion per year to farmers in direct subsidies as 'farm income stabilization'."