If we all would just look at/read the history behind motor vehicles being
given priority on the roads over everyone else, it might shift this
mentality that people outside of cars are a nuisance and need to stay out
of the way. There was a time when PEOPLE walked, played, had rights on the
road. The auto industry changed that, and it's time to push back.
This is a quality of life issue. I hear from people all the time
complaining about speeding cars making it unsafe for them to walk on their
roads. This has contributed to isolation and health problems from the lack
of easily accessible exercise – like walking over to the store or a
friend's house versus driving 3-5 minutes.
The League of American Bicyclists research shows:
Half of all trips are three miles or less, but fewer than 2 percent of
those trips are made by bicycle, while 72 percent of them are driven.
Private vehicles like cars, pick-up trucks, and SUVs, account for *60
percent of trips of a mile or less*. Think about that next time you hear
people wondering why we have such big problems with the environment, health
and childhood obesity, and traffic congestion.
On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:59 AM, Lee Prince <leeleeprince51@xxxxxxxxx>
I sure can! Doing it right now.
On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:56 AM John Brooking <johnbrooking4@xxxxxxxxx>
Yes, I like that too. It brings together a lot of aspects of the problem.
Can you post that to our Facebook group?
On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:30 AM Lee Prince <leeleeprince51@xxxxxxxxx>
This was forwarded to me via email by a WSMAC member.