Car Free City

Car Free City

Postby garethace » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:02 pm

Having witnessed an incident of 'road rage' amongst two motorists in a pub car park, on Friday evening last, I really do think Dublin should consider its future viz-a-viz the car. I have no doubt the car has its uses, but was one of them intended to be, an out-break of road rage, over right-of-way in a suburban pub car park?

This web link may provide some initial ideas on the topic.

http://www.carfree.com/

Brian O' Hanlon.
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Re: Car Free City

Postby garethace » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:34 pm

I for one, welcome a broadening of the focus of discussion at the planning forum. So just to celebrate this change of emphasis, I would like to point some folks to a useful looking book on the shelves at the present. It is called, 'The Inconvient Truth', by Al Gore.

Like the saying that goes, a picture tells a thousand words, the pictures in Al Gore's book try to describe a very large story indeed - that of global warming. I just mention the book, not so much for Archiseek posters at all - because I know you guys can source whatever images you may need quite easily. But perhaps for other folks who aren't as web enabled, for a reasonable price of 20 euro, the Al Gore book packs a great deal between the covers. Commentaries are kept very minimal too, and the font and layout is attractive and easy on the eye. The book really looks at the bigger picture I think, of what cars and mobility on today's scale is doing to polar regions and glaciers, in places most of us will never even set foot, or even hear of.

Brian O' Hanlon.

P.S. I warn you though people, 'The Inconvenient Truth', is an apt title to this book. After leafing through it for a few minutes myself, I was very deeply shocked by the pictures I saw. It sort of removes that comfortable distance, we all feel, between the environment we live and drive cars in, and the environments far away, that we are affecting.
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Re: Car Free City

Postby garethace » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:22 pm

Ambitious looking plans happening today in China.

http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2006/08/the_work_of_von.html

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