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Forum: Living Car Free 01-01-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By Ekdog
Diseases likely to be caused by the inhalation of...

Diseases likely to be caused by the inhalation of car exhaust fumes are:

1.Cancer: Vehicles emit numerous
carcinogenic chemicals. Diesel contains
benzene, formaldehyde, and 1,3-
butadiene — all...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-01-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By Ekdog
What's the air like in your town?

How polluted is the air where you live? Is anything being done about it? The situation here in Spain is going from bad to worse, thanks in large part to the over-reliance on cars. The situation is so...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-29-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ekdog
Our French bulldog either walks with us or rides...

Our French bulldog either walks with us or rides in a crate attached to the rear rack of our tandem or in the basket of a community bike-share bike.

Edited to add: I read your post quickly and...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-28-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 10,756
Posted By Ekdog
I think it has more to do with the lack of...

I think it has more to do with the lack of cycling infrastructure, the perception that cycling is dangerous and the long distances that separate people's homes from their jobs and vital services that...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-28-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 10,756
Posted By Ekdog
But how many of those bike will be used for...

But how many of those bike will be used for commuting and how many will be used for recreational cycling? How many will be ridden a couple of times and then sit and rust in the garage?
Forum: Living Car Free 12-28-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 29,571
Posted By Ekdog
I believe voters in the United States will...

I believe voters in the United States will continue to approve state and local ballot measures in favor of mass transit and cycling infrastructure. I'm hardly going out on a limb here, as the trend...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-27-16, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 81,201
Posted By Ekdog
No, I didn't detect any alarm about terrorism,...

No, I didn't detect any alarm about terrorism, and the police I saw were mainly there to keep cars away, although I'm sure there were undercover operations under way. I have seen police with...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-26-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 81,201
Posted By Ekdog
Getting in between 7 and 10 kms. a day just...

Getting in between 7 and 10 kms. a day just walking the dog, running errands and walking around the town center, which is off limits to most motor-driven vehicles this time of year. Exceptions:...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-26-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ekdog
I often travel by train in the Algarve region of...

I often travel by train in the Algarve region of Portugal with my trusty Brompton by my side. The train passes through older neighborhoods that have a much different feel to them than the ones that...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-26-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ekdog
Yes! More trees lead to lower temperatures in...

Yes! More trees lead to lower temperatures in summer, too, and "agrihoods" provide folks with high-quality produce to eat as well as a sense of community. :love:

Urban gardens can do more for...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-25-16, 11:41 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 29,571
Posted By Ekdog
Are you referring to Trump? If so, do you really...

Are you referring to Trump? If so, do you really think this is appropriate for the LCF forum?
Forum: Living Car Free 12-25-16, 02:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ekdog
I've read in this forum that some schools in the...

I've read in this forum that some schools in the States don't allow kids to cycle to school.
Forum: Living Car Free 12-24-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ekdog
:lol: :lol: I have lived outside of the...

:lol: :lol: I have lived outside of the English-speaking world for over twenty-five years now, so my choice of words is not likely to be up to date.
Forum: Living Car Free 12-24-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ekdog
Agreed. Sixth months of directing traffic would...

Agreed. Sixth months of directing traffic would give that haughty copper some time to think.
Forum: Living Car Free 12-21-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ekdog
May his memory live in infamy as a warning to...

May his memory live in infamy as a warning to other hatemongers who advocate sedentary and car-centric lifestyles and try to impose them on others.
Forum: Living Car Free 12-21-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ekdog
Some people do that when you speak a foreign...

Some people do that when you speak a foreign language haltingly. :lol:
Forum: Living Car Free 12-21-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ekdog
From Wikipedia: He is the author of...

From Wikipedia:

He is the author of Planetwalker: How to Change Your World One Step at a Time. He lives in Point Reyes Station, California with his wife and two sons.

His life story was...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-21-16, 06:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ekdog
You mean this guy...

You mean this guy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Francis_(environmentalist))? No, I'd never heard of him, but just skimming over his biography in Wikipedia, he sounds incredible! :eek:
Forum: Living Car Free 12-21-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ekdog
That's a good story. It's gotten to the point in...

That's a good story. It's gotten to the point in some places that moving around without a car is looked upon as suspicious behavior. Bradbury would know; he lived in L.A. and was car-free. I had the...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-21-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,792
Posted By Ekdog
So am I. Note that he alleges that we LCFers are...

So am I. Note that he alleges that we LCFers are motivated by "an undisclosed agenda," yet he refuses to state just what that supposed agenda is, even when asked to do so. He's just trolling.
Forum: Living Car Free 12-20-16, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By Ekdog
Right, we car-free types are nothing but a pack...

Right, we car-free types are nothing but a pack of layabouts. You never miss a chance to get in a dig at us, do you?
Forum: Living Car Free 12-20-16, 02:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,369
Posted By Ekdog
Well, a car-free center--extremely car-light,...

Well, a car-free center--extremely car-light, really--almost became a reality here. Rather than bollards, the plan was to control access with a number of closed-circuit television cameras. These had...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-19-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,369
Posted By Ekdog
Last year's promotion was quite successful. The...

Last year's promotion was quite successful. The ads aren't being repeated this year but, as is the case every year, cars will not be allowed in the city center, and pedestrians and cyclists will take...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-19-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,792
Posted By Ekdog
A love for the sport of cycling is not a...

A love for the sport of cycling is not a prerequisite for participating here, and I think most of us who are enthusiastic about LCF are quite open and honest about our motives. Just what are those...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-18-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,792
Posted By Ekdog
Are you interested in car-free living?

Are you interested in car-free living?
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