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01-01-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
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...
01-01-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
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...
12-29-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,600
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...
12-28-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 16,373
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...
12-28-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 16,373
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?
12-28-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 78,839
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...
12-27-16, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 108,685
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...
12-26-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 108,685
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:...
12-26-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,977
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...
12-26-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,977
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...
12-25-16, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 78,839
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?
12-25-16, 02:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,330
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.
12-24-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,330
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.
12-24-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,330
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.
12-21-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,637
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.
12-21-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,330
Posted By Ekdog

Some people do that when you speak a foreign...

Some people do that when you speak a foreign language haltingly. :lol:
12-21-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,330
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...
12-21-16, 06:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,330
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:
12-21-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,330
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...
12-21-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
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.
12-20-16, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,299
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?
12-20-16, 02:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,947
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...
12-19-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,947
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...
12-19-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
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...
12-18-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
Posted By Ekdog

Are you interested in car-free living?

Are you interested in car-free living?
12-18-16, 08:30 AM
12-16-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,087
Posted By Ekdog

Has anyone? I keep reading that this forum is...

Has anyone? I keep reading that this forum is full of people who look down their noses at anyone who isn't absolutely car-free, but I haven't seen that.
12-14-16, 04:06 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
Posted By Ekdog

This person came to the forum and at first was...

This person came to the forum and at first was interested in LCF, but then he soured on the whole idea and, egged on by a couple of other trolls, decided to stick around for the sole purpose of...
12-13-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,087
Posted By Ekdog

What a shame! Perhaps it will only be a temporary...

What a shame! Perhaps it will only be a temporary situation and you will be able to resume your car-free ways at some time in the future.
12-09-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By Ekdog

The Vélib bike hire system is as popular as ever,...

The Vélib bike hire system is as popular as ever, according to a friend of mine who lives in Paris. The bikes are free today, along with the underground and buses. Parisians are choking on smog, and...
12-07-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,374
Posted By Ekdog

Like you, I'm a big fan of mass transit, but I'm...

Like you, I'm a big fan of mass transit, but I'm almost 60 and can't take the risk of not getting enough exercise, so walking and cycling continue to be important parts of my transport routine.
12-07-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By Ekdog

Hoorah Mayor Hildalgo! I'd love to be in Paris on...

Hoorah Mayor Hildalgo! I'd love to be in Paris on a Journée sans voiture.
12-07-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,637
Posted By Ekdog

Yes, all of the things you mentioned have...

Yes, all of the things you mentioned have happened here in Seville, too. I'm glad Mayor Robertson has been re-elected twice despite the "bikelash" that has emanated from the usual quarters.
12-07-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,637
Posted By Ekdog

Looks like the bubble is bursting. As I...

Looks like the bubble is bursting.

As I recall, there was an influx of wealthy Chinese there when the British returned Hong Kong to the People's Republic.
12-06-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
Posted By Ekdog

Car exhaust fumes linked to asthma epidemic |...

Car exhaust fumes linked to asthma epidemic | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-100968/Car-exhaust-fumes-linked-asthma-epidemic.html)
12-06-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
Posted By Ekdog

Could you please keep religion out of this? I...

Could you please keep religion out of this? I find many of the posts interesting, including yours, and all you're going to achieve by arguing with the moderators is to have the thread banished.
12-06-16, 04:30 PM
12-06-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,637
Posted By Ekdog

Vancouver

Does anyone out there live in Vancouver? It looks like they're doing a lot of things right there: building protected bike lanes, investing in mass transit, encouraging multi-modal commuting... Sounds...
12-06-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
Posted By Ekdog

Let's face it. There are many recreational...

Let's face it. There are many recreational cyclists who wouldn't be caught dead cycling to work or to the supermarket.
12-06-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,817
Posted By Ekdog

:thumb: Great!

:thumb: Great!
12-06-16, 05:06 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
Posted By Ekdog

What concerns me is the belief--widely held,...

What concerns me is the belief--widely held, apparently--that we ought not to be concerned about what we are doing to the earth and to the human beings and other creatures who live here, and that if...
12-05-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,233
Posted By Ekdog

Whew! Glad you cleared that up. Had you pegged as...

Whew! Glad you cleared that up. Had you pegged as a left-wing, tree-huggin' hippie.
12-05-16, 12:02 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,263
Posted By Ekdog

Bible thumping isn't supposed to be allowed here.

Bible thumping isn't supposed to be allowed here.
12-04-16, 06:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,233
Posted By Ekdog

I do hope you will reconsider. The poster you...

I do hope you will reconsider. The poster you mention is a well-known troll who would like nothing better than to keep good folks like you away from LCF. The best approach is to just ignore him.
12-04-16, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ekdog

Agreed. Where there's a will there's a way. There...

Agreed. Where there's a will there's a way. There never seems to be room for bikes, but our railway company has managed to put special rooms on some of their trains for golf clubs and even, in the...
12-03-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 10,198
Posted By Ekdog

:thumb: The fine particulate matter belched out...

:thumb: The fine particulate matter belched out by diesel engines is especially harmful. I'm happy to see there are finally some moves afoot to ban them.

Four major cities move to ban diesel...
12-03-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 10,198
Posted By Ekdog

:thumb:

:thumb:
12-02-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 16,373
Posted By Ekdog

This is mainstream. ...

This is mainstream.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/nov/30/cycling-revolution-bikes-outnumber-cars-first-time-copenhagen-denmark?CMP=share_btn_tw
12-02-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ekdog

Bikes needn't take up that much space. If there...

Bikes needn't take up that much space. If there are hooks to hang them on or racks, for example, you can pack quite a few into quite a small space.
12-02-16, 01:06 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 16,373
Posted By Ekdog

I could get behind some kind of a boycott if I...

I could get behind some kind of a boycott if I thought it would do any good. Overall, I think the situation for cyclists is pretty grim in both Spain and the U.S., but there are some bright spots....
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