Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Living Car Free
Reload this Page >

I'm car-free, and I vote

Living Car Free Do you live car free or car light? Do you prefer to use alternative transportation (bicycles, walking, other human-powered or public transportation) for everyday activities whenever possible? Discuss your lifestyle here.

I'm car-free, and I vote

Old 11-06-07, 02:51 PM
  #1  
tsl
Plays in traffic
Thread Starter
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6,968

Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax, 2016 Giant Talon 4

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm car-free, and I vote



Lovely day today--34F, rain, heavy at times, winds 25-30 mph and gusting to 40mph. Maybe that was the reason the election ladies looked at me so strangely.
tsl is offline  
Old 11-06-07, 03:49 PM
  #2  
Roody
Sophomoric Member
 
Roody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dancing in Lansing
Posts: 24,219
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 706 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Does being carfree affect how you vote?
__________________

"Think Outside the Cage"
Roody is offline  
Old 11-06-07, 04:34 PM
  #3  
tsl
Plays in traffic
Thread Starter
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6,968

Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax, 2016 Giant Talon 4

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not this year. School board, a couple of judges and the county executive was uncontested.
tsl is offline  
Old 11-06-07, 04:48 PM
  #4  
linux_author
370H-SSV-0773H
 
linux_author's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Penniless Park, Fla.
Posts: 2,750

Bikes: Merlin Fortius, Specialized Crossroads & Rockhopper, Serotta Fierte, Pedal Force RS2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
- voting is good... i'll be able to ride to my polling place too!
linux_author is offline  
Old 11-06-07, 06:02 PM
  #5  
cerewa
put our Heads Together
 
cerewa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: southeast pennsylvania
Posts: 3,155

Bikes: a mountain bike with a cargo box on the back and aero bars on the front. an old well-worn dahon folding bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I walked to the polling place- easier than unlocking/locking the bike to go 1 and a half blocks.

By the look of it, a lot of other people walked, too.

If people tried to drive, they might find that the closest parking to the polling place was the spot they left to try to drive there.
cerewa is offline  
Old 11-06-07, 06:56 PM
  #6  
oldfool
Infidel
 
oldfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bayou Blue, La. but I ain't from around here
Posts: 270

Bikes: 1976 step thru Schwin 10 speed with fenders, home made20" long bike, '73 Puegeot P-15, several beaters, kids bikes and projects

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm not car free but I vote and I rode my bike to vote. As usual not one person I voted for won and not one of the other provisions I voted for was accepted. Apparently I am not part of the majority.
oldfool is offline  
Old 11-06-07, 08:36 PM
  #7  
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Posts: 21,434

Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
I'm not car free but I vote and I rode my bike to vote. As usual not one person I voted for won and not one of the other provisions I voted for was accepted. Apparently I am not part of the majority.
I won't know if I am part of the majority for a few weeks...King County is apparently refusing to release the results of today's election until the election is certified.

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 05:56 AM
  #8  
oldfool
Infidel
 
oldfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bayou Blue, La. but I ain't from around here
Posts: 270

Bikes: 1976 step thru Schwin 10 speed with fenders, home made20" long bike, '73 Puegeot P-15, several beaters, kids bikes and projects

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
I won't know if I am part of the majority for a few weeks...King County is apparently refusing to release the results of today's election until the election is certified.

East Hill
In Louisiana that only means they are having a difficult time fixing the results.
oldfool is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 06:07 AM
  #9  
cyclezealot
Senior Member
 
cyclezealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Posts: 13,193

Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1261 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Roody View Post
Does being carfree affect how you vote?
I am not car free, but the auto culture in America sure influences my vote. Alternative transportation would be one of my top four issues , determining my vote. Elections today. Must be municipal elections? There have been elections , where I did ride my bike to the polls.
cyclezealot is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 06:44 AM
  #10  
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Posts: 21,434

Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
In Louisiana that only means they are having a difficult time fixing the results.
In King County that means that they continue to have problems running an election according to the laws of Washington state .

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

Last edited by East Hill; 11-07-07 at 09:07 AM.
East Hill is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 07:16 AM
  #11  
maddyfish
Senior Member
 
maddyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ky. and FL.
Posts: 3,944

Bikes: KHS steel SS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I rode to my polls, a library. Had a nice bike rack 10 feet from the front door.
maddyfish is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 08:01 AM
  #12  
gosmsgo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My voting place is a fire station and I always bring my bike inside with me.
gosmsgo is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 09:08 AM
  #13  
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Posts: 21,434

Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
In King County that means that they continue to have problems running an election according to the laws of Washington state .

East Hill
Apparently King County reconsidered this, and decided to release the (uncertified) results .

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 12:01 PM
  #14  
bike2math
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 959
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Absentee voting for me. I leave my home 2 hours before the polls open and arrive back in my neighborhood a few minutes after polls close. I prefer it anyway; it lets me sit down with google and find out all the dumb things the person I almost voted for said. Especially important with local elections in Ohio as the ticket is a "partyless" ticket, meaning it is just a list of names.

For example this year I avoided voting for a judge who said, "I use my religion in every decision I make as a judge"; ummm, no thanks. Of course I think he won anyway

---

Car-lite/free would affect my voting if it registered on the agenda of any of the candidates. But it doesn't. Last year I did vote for a tax levy for public transit. but other than that no effect.

Have any of you noticed an increase in the number of ballot propositions? Does this mean our legislatures are becoming unnecessary adendums. This year I was voting on two issues which to me it seems like I pay some representatives to take care of for me. Democracy at work sounds alot like my money being flushed down the drain
bike2math is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 12:06 PM
  #15  
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Posts: 21,434

Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by bike2math View Post

Have any of you noticed an increase in the number of ballot propositions? Does this mean our legislatures are becoming unnecessary adendums. This year I was voting on two issues which to me it seems like I pay some representatives to take care of for me. Democracy at work sounds alot like my money being flushed down the drain

Be glad you don't live in a state with Tim Eyman...

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 12:48 PM
  #16  
tsl
Plays in traffic
Thread Starter
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6,968

Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax, 2016 Giant Talon 4

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bike2math View Post
Have any of you noticed an increase in the number of ballot propositions?
Yes, and here in NYS, they're lunacy. One had to do with some hamlet in the Adirondacks that wanted to use an acre of forever-wild for the town well. They needed a statewide referendum for that?

Originally Posted by bike2math View Post
Democracy at work sounds alot like my money being flushed down the drain
Sort of like Ross Perot's "giant sucking sound"? Oh wait. That was jobs moving overseas. Too bad we can't outsource legislators...
tsl is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 02:00 PM
  #17  
bike2math
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 959
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by tsl View Post
Yes, and here in NYS, they're lunacy. One had to do with some hamlet in the Adirondacks that wanted to use an acre of forever-wild for the town well. They needed a statewide referendum for that?
Exactly the type of ballot measure that annoys me. What am I paying my city councilman and state legislature for other than to decide zoning and tax laws???
bike2math is offline  
Old 11-07-07, 05:12 PM
  #18  
wahoonc
Membership Not Required
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On the road-USA
Posts: 16,855

Bikes: Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by tsl View Post
Yes, and here in NYS, they're lunacy. One had to do with some hamlet in the Adirondacks that wanted to use an acre of forever-wild for the town well. They needed a statewide referendum for that?



Sort of like Ross Perot's "giant sucking sound"? Oh wait. That was jobs moving overseas. Too bad we can't outsource legislators...
Now THAT is an outsourcing I could agree with...

Aaron
__________________
Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
_Nicodemus

"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
_krazygluon
wahoonc is offline  
Old 11-09-07, 07:23 PM
  #19  
stevel610
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Valley Forge: Birthplace of Freedom
Posts: 512

Bikes: Novara Safari, Fuji Gran Tourer, Schwinn Traveler FG

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I once heard someone quip they'd gladly double State & National legislature pay if they would cut the time in session to 4 weeks, thereby minimizing the damage which could be done!
stevel610 is offline  
Old 11-10-07, 11:36 AM
  #20  
ChipSeal
www.chipsea.blogspot.com
 
ChipSeal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: South of Dallas, Texas
Posts: 1,026

Bikes: Giant OCR C0 road

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bike2math View Post
For example this year I avoided voting for a judge who said, "I use my religion in every decision I make as a judge"; ummm, no thanks. Of course I think he won anyway
I see. You prefer the hypocrites that attend church to be seen as a "good citizen of the community", and never allow the principals taught there affect their behavior or conscience. Cool.
ChipSeal is offline  
Old 11-11-07, 01:42 PM
  #21  
Roody
Sophomoric Member
 
Roody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dancing in Lansing
Posts: 24,219
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 706 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The millage proposal for our bus system was turned down
They won an award as the best transit line in the country last year. I'm afraid they won't win again!

__________________

"Think Outside the Cage"
Roody is offline  
Old 11-11-07, 01:43 PM
  #22  
Roody
Sophomoric Member
 
Roody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dancing in Lansing
Posts: 24,219
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 706 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ChipSeal View Post
I see. You prefer the hypocrites that attend church to be seen as a "good citizen of the community", and never allow the principals taught there affect their behavior or conscience. Cool.
I prefer that judges comprehend the constitution, including the First Amendment.
__________________

"Think Outside the Cage"
Roody is offline  
Old 11-11-07, 01:55 PM
  #23  
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Posts: 12,851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by ChipSeal View Post
I see. You prefer the hypocrites that attend church to be seen as a "good citizen of the community", and never allow the principals taught there affect their behavior or conscience. Cool.
Wow. I sure didn't read that into what he said. I didn't see him mention churchgoing. And many people are moral and upstanding without ever attending services.

I think that bike2math was more concerned about distinguising justice from religion.
Artkansas is offline  
Old 11-12-07, 09:00 AM
  #24  
jonathan180iq
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
As usual not one person I voted for won and not one of the other provisions I voted for was accepted. Apparently I am not part of the majority.
+1

I feel ya.
jonathan180iq is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
STINKWEEDS
Classic & Vintage
1
01-14-18 10:35 PM
Tusco
Introductions
4
09-25-10 12:17 PM
Nekura
Northern California
1
03-21-09 02:04 AM
dysFTP
Road Cycling
41
01-18-09 07:48 PM
nivekdodge
General Cycling Discussion
9
08-28-08 06:40 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.