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William.

Member since Feb 2011 • Last active Sep 2021

Artist and carpenter from West Norwood.

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I guess main problem will be cornering, I'd want to recce my route before going out with that. Neat idea though. I did onCE strap a 6 rung stepladder to the rack on my MTB but this is next level(s)

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    Just put it in your rucksack

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    most car users would still use cars even if they had perfect knowledge of all the costs and benefits

    The people sitting in the two miles of solid traffic on my street know they could make their journey faster and for free on foot. Maybe some of them know this. Some might be aware of the carcinogenic effects of their emissions. All subgroups are equally thick.

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    There will be just as much traffic, and just as much will be single-occupant 4-wheeled vehicles weighing nearly 2 tonnes each, it will just be autonomous and rented on demand. In fact, being chauffeured by a robot makes going by car much more attractive than it is now, so traffic should increase.

    Yup. People are so predictably dumb.

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    The future will be the same they will just be filling the bottles with electricity

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    erode the 20th century notion that somebody travelling by car is the driver and owner of the vehicle.

    I wish I could share your optimism over the demise of the private motor car. Hope you are right.

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    Welll..... In this instance it's hard to argue to that there aren't advantages.

    Electric cars have the same perceived advantages as early combustion driven vehicles. Clean, efficient, fast, convenient. The reality is continued gridlock, loss of public space to storage, high demand for power, road danger, destruction of land for more and ever wider roads, massive co2 emissions from production, destruction of land for mining raw materials, continued Ill health from particulate emissions from brakes and tyres.

    And while petrol stations are fairly ugly, smelly things, they do provide useful emergency shops for non car users. I'm sure many of us have grabbed food at one on a ride, or a late night snack. Now we have pavements increasingly littered with charging docks and trailing cables to look forward to. Life's going to get alot harder for anyone with mobility or access issues.

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    Electric car owners in the future

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    Don't worry electric cars will solve everything

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