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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 07:41 PM

12. I spent 5 years in England from when I was 18

And LOVED the freedom of not needing a car. 40 years later, I still drive as little as possible, and I'm convinced that Car Culture has not only contributed towards our declining physical health, but it also keeps us isolated and fearful of each other. In your car, you're either alone or with someone you know--and hopefully like--so it's very easy to keep up a barrier between yourself and anyone out of your comfort zone. The subway or the bus is a great equalizer.

Most of the US towns set up to discourage walking and public transport. I grew up in a boring Callie burb, and in order to get anywhere you had to walk past boatloads of tract homes for freakin miles! No wonder everyone wants to drive at 16! And also, there's a stigma on not using your car, like you must be too poor to have one. Well, I'm a peasant from way back in the ancestry so I say let em mock me!

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