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Forum: Living Car Free 07-28-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Roody
Interesting side discussion. Although I think the...

Interesting side discussion. Although I think the protagonists disagree a lot less than they think they do.

One problem is that the thread title might be a bit misleading. My understanding is...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-27-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,213
Posted By Roody
Things that people like can be unintentionally...

Things that people like can be unintentionally destructive. For example, 100 years ago, everybody heated their buildings with coal or wood. That seemed like a right, or it was believed to be the only...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-27-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 200,772
Posted By Roody
I grew up in Detroit (Highland Park) but I've...

I grew up in Detroit (Highland Park) but I've lived in Lansing for a long time now.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-26-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 200,772
Posted By Roody
Welcome to the forum! And keep an open mind about...

Welcome to the forum! And keep an open mind about riding in the winter.I've been riding 365 days for many years here in Michigan. It would be a shame to buy a car for just one season!There are a lot...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-26-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Roody
I've noticed more road rage this year. At first I...

I've noticed more road rage this year. At first I thought it was the political anger spilling over into nastiness on the public streets.

But maybe it's the other way around. Maybe the frustration...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-26-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,137
Posted By Roody
Not sinister? Try to pass some rules that...

Not sinister?

Try to pass some rules that protect trees and you'll see how sinister many developers can get.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Roody
We can only hope that people realize that...

We can only hope that people realize that starting a war to sustain life would be the stupidest thing that could ever happen. I don't think either side in Vermont will start a war.

But rural...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Roody
That's a cool vehicle! How many of the occupants...

That's a cool vehicle! How many of the occupants were pedaling?
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,107
Posted By Roody
I get that reaction from cyclists also! Many on...

I get that reaction from cyclists also! Many on this forum claim they can ride only when the weather is "just right". Oh well, to each his own.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Roody
Thanks. So this is the basis of the legal...

Thanks.

So this is the basis of the legal difficulty (or impossibility) when studies indicate that a proposed bike lane would slow car trips by even a few seconds. Laws require that the LOS for...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-16, 12:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Roody
Sorry, what is A-LOS?

Sorry, what is A-LOS?
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-16, 12:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,107
Posted By Roody
Humid or dry heat? I find I can tolerate...

Humid or dry heat?

I find I can tolerate heat pretty well as long as I'm used to it and don't try to do more than what I'm accustomed to. It's like getting used to the cold. Get out in it every...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-23-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Roody
For example,how about placing such a community in...

For example,how about placing such a community in empty areas of Detroit and other underpopulated cities? Or in sprawling suburbs that need infill development to be more livable?
Forum: Living Car Free 07-23-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Roody
It was very far from my intent to start a...

It was very far from my intent to start a religious flame war here. Actually, I didn't start it by any means.

There are interesting LCF aspects in the OP but focusing on the religious aspects is...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-23-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Roody
What's the connection with LCF here? None. Just...

What's the connection with LCF here? None. Just another troll bait.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-22-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Roody
I wonder if market forces would work here? What...

I wonder if market forces would work here? What if a carfree community were developed and people were free to move in if they wanted? Or what if some of the original technical ideas were offered...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-22-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Roody
Actually, this would be a good topic for a...

Actually, this would be a good topic for a controversial but relevant thread. Something like "Conflict between VC and LCF." Except possibly everybody would agree, which wouldn't be very interesting.
Forum: Foo 07-22-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,301
Posted By Roody
Yes, excellent point. The thread you linked to is...

Yes, excellent point. The thread you linked to is a great example of one that was useful, informative, interesting, and relevant to LCF.
Forum: Foo 07-22-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,301
Posted By Roody
We are in an Era when people generally prefer...

We are in an Era when people generally prefer arguing and ranting to entertainment and the exchange of information. This topic is great for arguing because most people have a strong opinion about it....
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Roody
Well, cult is a judgy word. I will stick to the...

Well, cult is a judgy word. I will stick to the development plan and leave the religious opinions to you.

Other millionaire visionaries have had similar plans, if more limited. Tom Monahan, for...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Roody
First, this kind of development shouldn't be...

First, this kind of development shouldn't be forced on anyone. It seems inappropriate for a rural state like Vermont, but local people should be the judge of that.

LCF can't be pushed on people....
Forum: Living Car Free 07-20-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Roody
Probably not 70 pounds. There have been times...

Probably not 70 pounds. There have been times when I thought I was carrying a huge weight, but it was only 25 or 30 pounds when I put it on the scale. Look at the size of a 75 pound sack of potatoes...
Forum: Foo 07-20-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,301
Posted By Roody
I think of payment for housing as an expense, not...

I think of payment for housing as an expense, not an investment. I need a place to live,nobody is going to give it to me for free, so I will pay for it, whether as rent or as mortgage.

And there's...
Forum: Foo 07-20-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,301
Posted By Roody
There is no guarantee that a home will maintain...

There is no guarantee that a home will maintain its value over time. Historically, residential property values have barely outpaced inflation and have underperformed the stock market. IIRC. (Although...
Forum: Foo 07-19-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,301
Posted By Roody
That's exactly right. Arguing about it is silly...

That's exactly right. Arguing about it is silly because people have different circumstances and preferences.

Another consideration is that, in the household budget, housing is an expense, not an...
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