The car-bias implicit in modern society

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The car-bias implicit in modern society

Postby Scintilla » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:10 pm

A great graphic on the distortions of car-centric society.

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Re: The car-bias implicit in modern society

Postby eldavo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 pm

It's profitable if the concentration of power lies with you and your buddies.
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Re: The car-bias implicit in modern society

Postby Leaf T » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:51 am

Do you have a link? It's too small to read.

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Re: The car-bias implicit in modern society

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:00 am

My pragmatic hat say half of that inforgraphic is pro car bias and the other half anti car bias lol.
- Car utilization is not really a big deal. I think you'll find that other technology has low utilisation as well. This is a lose lose argument. If utilisation goes up, then you will argue as you do a phone, that we spend too much time in cars or on phones.
- Tank to wheel is legitimate imo. Somewhere along the line we decided that this is a car and these are the size constraints. Thing is it's too big and bulky imo.
- However, the engine losses are not really that big considering that we burn coal in most of Australia and then also have transmission losses.
- Safety and environment concerns are also legitimate. All I am going to say is imagine that a car was introduced a a new thing in 2018. It would fail miserably on the ground of requiring new infrastructure, too polluting and really unsafe.
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Re: The car-bias implicit in modern society

Postby P!N20 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:45 am

Leaf T wrote:Do you have a link? It's too small to read.


Right click on image, open in new tab, or:

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Re: The car-bias implicit in modern society

Postby Howzat » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:17 pm

Land use is one of the biggest issues. A lot of neighbourhoods around the world were bulldozed in order to replace houses with traffic jams.

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Re: The car-bias implicit in modern society

Postby Leaf T » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:37 pm

Thanks PIN. I tried that this morn but didn't work. Is ok now.

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Re: The car-bias implicit in modern society

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:55 pm

Howzat wrote:Land use is one of the biggest issues. A lot of neighbourhoods around the world were bulldozed in order to replace houses with traffic jams.


There are lots of good articles and videos online that show the extent of the automotive bodies and how they managed to lobby government to effectively pay for road infrastructure. I mean can you imagine in 2018 what it would take to propose a big road to go through town for at it's time new technology? That's the modern equivalent of telstra asking the government to pay for NBN infrastructure...o wait...
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