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    They have a great public transit link from the...

    They have a great public transit link from the airport to downtown. I'm not sure how you get across to North Van however.
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    I as assuming you were joking about surfing on an...

    I as assuming you were joking about surfing on an IPAD while driving. Tell me you were joking.
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    Getting back to the blogger, who really really...

    Getting back to the blogger, who really really sucks at math as well as economics, the easiest saving to calculate is in gas cost, which they correctly calculated at about $74/month or $887/year. Any...
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    Why not? I read Encyclopedia Britannica cover to...

    Why not? I read Encyclopedia Britannica cover to cover while I bike commuted.
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    Replacing most taxes with a carbon tax is the...

    Replacing most taxes with a carbon tax is the simplest "market solution". People would make the rational decision to live a greener lifestyle if they had to personally pay what are now all the...
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    "tasks" are not the same as mileage. As we all...

    "tasks" are not the same as mileage. As we all experience, (and echoing Walter S above) when you drive you're likely to add in extraneous miles - circling the block looking for a parking spot -...
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    I agree with this. they greatly overestimate the...

    I agree with this. they greatly overestimate the money they are saving by owning a car and not driving. By far the greatest savings come from not owning the car.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Pedaling-Revolution-Cyclists...

    http://www.amazon.com/Pedaling-Revolution-Cyclists-Changing-American/dp/0870714198
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    Where is that?

    Where is that?
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    I agree as a society we are a long way from...

    I agree as a society we are a long way from sustainability, but it's not necessary or even desirable for each person or family to be self sufficient for that to happen. Its the sustainability of the...
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    It's great that the lifestyle works for you, but...

    It's great that the lifestyle works for you, but I wouldn't be so quick go denigrate cities as "unsustainable". Unless we have a major population cull (and you could be a victim of that as much as...
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    I don’t think there's any contradiction. A...

    I don’t think there's any contradiction. A futuristic car-free city could look a lot like an historic one but with better plumbing.
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    In what way is it self sufficient?

    In what way is it self sufficient?
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    I think we're now sophisticated enough that...

    I think we're now sophisticated enough that cities of the future could recapture what was good about medieval cities - compact, lively, mixed use, everyhing you need close at hand - but without the...
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _____________________ 1,911.12...

    scroca (MT) _____________________ 1,911.12
    gregf83 (BC)______________________ 1535 [38/47] (2040 total)
    bconneraz (CA) ___________________ 1490.4
    johnlp (AZ) ______________________ 1483 (1861...
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    The wikipedia article on kudzu is excellent and...

    The wikipedia article on kudzu is excellent and includes a tip on the easiest way to control it through removal of the "root crown" - the central node from where it spreads. Mind you, 6 acres might...
  17. As discussed in a previous thread, Haussmann...

    As discussed in a previous thread, Haussmann bulldozed large parts of downtown Paris to create broad, grand avenues, and later the city put height restrictions on downtown buildings to maximize the...
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    If your saddle is too high, you could be rocking...

    If your saddle is too high, you could be rocking from side to side as you pedal.
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    Standard enviro type concerns for one thing - if...

    Standard enviro type concerns for one thing - if it's like a giant grass lawn, it'll potentially need watering, mowing, maybe pesticides, herbicides etc. as well as being high maintenance for you....
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    Will you be planting and mowing acres of grass,...

    Will you be planting and mowing acres of grass, or trying to get something more low-maintenance as ground cover?
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    Now everybody is going to buy a second car and try to get one odd and one even plate.
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    There was spongioform encephalopathy in animals...

    There was spongioform encephalopathy in animals and humans before we started "rendering" dead animals and feeding them to themselves, but that practice increased it. Influenza can spread at least...
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    I hear you don't have to stop at stop signs -...

    I hear you don't have to stop at stop signs - that's kind of friendly.

    Idaho stop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _____________________ 1,911.12...

    scroca (MT) _____________________ 1,911.12
    gregf83 (BC)______________________ 1535 [38/47] (2040 total)
    augustgarage (CA) ________________ 1437.8 (2298.6 total)
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    But during most of that time, they didn't...

    But during most of that time, they didn't necessarily use the camels etc. to get around inside their cities, which tended to be compact and walkable, until the car came along.
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