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Mysha BS: Living in a car-centric world (96* d) RE: BS: Living in a car-centric world 02 Jan 16

Hi Joanne,

I can see how you as an individual have need of a car in this situation, but it's hardly a solid reason for the (US) Americans' love affair with cars, is it? After all, it would seem that preference for personal transport over public transport has created the situation you find yourself in. Had Cleveland gone the other way, you would by now probably have been able to take a dial bus to the nearest Metropolitan station, then travel at speed to an appropriate destination station and if necessary ride a street car, or take a rail taxi, to your job.

So, if Bostonians and New Yorkers can live carless, why does the same not apply to the denizens of other metropolitan areas? Why do cars seem to be a requirement even for short distances?

Apart from all that, I hope things will get better for you in the new year.


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