[diggers350] Sustrans? No Thanks.
chapter7 at tlio.org.uk
Sat Dec 1 09:16:57 GMT 2007
Oh yes, sorry, it goes without saying that they should be made more
expensive through carbon-rationing, rather than regressive taxation.
I also agree with your other posting about houses up north.
On 30 Nov 2007, at 20:48, Brendan Boal wrote:
> If you make cars more expensive you advantage the
> rich. You also aid the damaging tabloid clamour which
> claims that enviromental measures are really just a
> way of extracting more tax.
> Of course we need to drastically reduce car use along
> with all other carbon producing activities, but you'll
> do it much more effectively by carbon rationing -
> regardless of personal wealth.
> --- Simon Fairlie <chapter7 at tlio.org.uk> wrote:
>> I'm rather suspicious of Sustrans. They seem to be
>> Buchanan's theories about separating different modes
>> of traffic which
>> were responsible for all those ring roads, and
>> pedestrian tunnels
>> and circuitous footbridges.
>> I would prefer to see cars disadvantaged by making
>> them more
>> expensive, governing their speed and giving
>> pedestrians full
>> priority in towns. If you reduce and slow down car
>> use then the
>> pedestrians and cyclists can look after themselves
>> and don't need
>> millions of quids worth of funding.
>> On 30 Nov 2007, at 12:49, Maxey L. wrote:
>>> To my mind this is the most sustainable option
>> reducing carbon
>>> emissions, creating community benefits, etc., what
>> do you think?
>>> Dr. Larch Maxey
>>> Swansea University/Prifysgol Abertawe
>>> L.Maxey at swansea.ac.uk
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>>> Sent: 28 November 2007 11:08
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>>> Subject: [localsustuk] Vote Sustrans Connect2!
>>> I'm posting this to ask you to help sustainable
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>>> Sustrans win £50 million from the Big Lottery Fund
>> to invest in 79
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>>> Connect2 project is up against 3 other
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>>> Project: The Edge, Black Country Urban Park, and
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>>> I'm supporting Sustrans' Connect2 because it will
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>>> easier for people to get where they want to go
>> under their own
>>> steam. So whether children are going to school,
>> people to work and
>>> the shops, or friends and family to visit each
>> other, they'll be
>>> able to walk or cycle for many more journeys.
>>> As many as 6 million people live within a mile of
>> a proposed
>>> Connect2 scheme, and 1 million children go to
>> school within a mile
>>> of a scheme. It is calculated that over 60 million
>> active, low
>>> carbon journeys will be made each year on the
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>>> potentially saving 79,000 tonnes of carbon - the
>> equivalent of
>>> emissions from 79,000 people's annual car use.
>>> If you'd like to know more about Connect2 before
>> making up your mind
>>> take a look at www.sustransconnect2.org.uk
>>> To make Connect2 happen we now really need your
>> support and just a
>>> few moments of your time could make all the
>> difference. We need
>>> your vote and the votes of as many people as you
>>> There are three opportunities to vote - online,
>> from a landline and
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>>> If you do vote for Sustrans' Connect2 (and I
>> really hope you do!),
>>> many thanks and please do forward this e-mail to
>> your own contacts
>>> and urge them to vote too
>>> Nick Hanna
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