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Cars Kill Cities (Progressive Transit blog)

 
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the_lyniezian



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Cars Kill Cities (Progressive Transit blog) Reply with quote

http://progressivetransit.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/cars-kill-cities/

Found on Wordpress' 'Freshly Pressed' last week, though you guys might be interested. Quite illuminating on how traffic makes things awkward in urban environments, at least in terms of congestion and the space they take up.

(Written from an American perspective though).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...... and how they poison the atmosphere.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
...... and how they poison the atmosphere.


Would that be the case if they were all fitted with catalytic converters? (I don't count CO2 as any more of a "poison" than O2).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think yes. Don't Cats take a while to warm up and start actually working? In the meantime, "you have reached your destination".
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it not the case that, on journeys during which the cats do not get chance to warm up, they're actually more polluting than a vehicle without one doing the same journey?
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