Wednesday, May 25, 2016

There is a "war on cars," but the cars are winning

TreeHugger: "When Constable Remo Romano hit her with his F150 pickup truck he was going 115 (71MPH) in a 60 km/hr (37 MPH) zone. According to one article, her body was thrown 80 meters."
The "system" (auto-sprawl) is not blamed because too many powerful people are profiting from it. And the individuals can't go to jail -- the labor force would be unstable. So the fault is placed on the victim.

Cars are literally killing us. There is a mild sort of fight back, you know, "complete streets" and such. What we need is a real fight back.

It is time to admit the autosprawl system does not work. How many more will die before you join the campaign for fare-free buses?

Free public transit will break the critical mass of the private auto. Subsidies will then be seen as a burden, not a necessity.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ontario plans massive subsidy for cars disguised as "climate" plan

The Globe and Mail: "$285-million for electric vehicle incentives. These include a rebate of up to $14,000 for every electric vehicle purchased; up to $1,000 to install home charging; taking the provincial portion of the HST off electric vehicle sales; an extra subsidy program for low– and moderate-income households to get older cars off the road and replace them with electric; and free overnight electricity for charging electric vehicles. The province will also build more charging stations at government buildings, including LCBO outlets, and consider making electrical vehicle plug-ins mandatory on all new buildings. The plan sets targets of expanding electric vehicle sales to 5 per cent of all vehicles sold by 2020, up to 12 per cent by 2025, and aiming to get an electric or hybrid vehicle in every multivehicle driveway by 2024, a total of about 1.7 million cars."