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As we have seen a rise of toxic behavior we have decided that it would be time for some rules. We would love other ideas too and feel free to discuss it here.

Also we are thinking about, to put in an Automoderation tool that could help us a lot. Because its currently not easy for us to scan every new comments and reports are rare currently. We want your opinons on that too, because its important to us that this community is based on the people here.

The shortlist that we have currently as idea for the Rules:

  • Be Kind to each other
  • No Hate speech
  • Dont harass people
  • No Racism, sexism and any other discrimination
  • Dont attack other people just because they have differnt opinions (Stay on Topic)
  • Do not double post
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Crossposted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/7136711

Have you notice how the general opinion is that people getting hit by cars somehow deserved it? My best friend was hit by a text-and-drive kindof woman. He was an athlete and now he can't walk more than a few hundred meters.

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submitted 17 hours ago* (last edited 17 hours ago) by luciedigitalni@aus.social to c/fuckcars@lemmy.world

"...Australia is heading in the wrong direction. In Melbourne, for instance, the amount of space devoted to private parking has increased by 156% over the last 20 years. The MCG’s green oasis is very much the exception."

#AusPol #FuckCars @fuckcars
https://www.crikey.com.au/2024/02/28/taylor-swift-mcg-parking-urban-planning

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Hello friends,

I have big news. Tonight I will be speaking at my local municipality to advocate for trams and other things for the first time. It all started with a funny video about traffic calming from some orange guy, and a few years later I'm part of multiple groups advocating for a better city with less cars, I also became a "climate mayor" for my city (doesn't give me any advantages except people take you more serious).

I live in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the fifth biggest city of the Netherlands. It is in my opinion one of the most car centric cities of our country and while many people want to see it changed, the municipality does not yet have the balls to actually take any real drastic measures. It became once again obvious when they released their "masterplan for mobility" which lines out how the city wants to change the city up to 2050. It contains a few good things, but is still quite car oriented and does not nearly go far enough for improving the city. It also completely refuses to mention the possibility of trams ever coming to our city, saying they are not "innovative" enough, and flat out says that the goals for reduction in green house gasses set by the municipality will not be reached due to lack of support with no further explanation.

Many groups in the city are not satisfied enough with this masterplan so tonight during the meeting, many people will speak to the city council to speak their displeasure. Including me.

I am really excited and am so proud of myself for finally taking this step. I also really want to thank this community. I feel it is less active then on reddit. But without all you guys I would have probably never taken this step <3

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The Truth About Cars (www.youtube.com)

In this video, we will explore how lethal cars came to dominate social space, through examining what Ivan Illich called the 'radical monopoly' of the motor car.

0:00 Intro

0:10 The Social Ideology of the Motor Car

0:42 Car Harm: deaths and injuries

1:22 Ecological Cost

1:44 Why is the car treated like a sacred cow

3:50 Radical Monopoly

5:24 Illich Calculations

6:20 Sufficiency and Degrowth Solutions

8:22 Conclusion

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Deaths from Wars & Cars (files.mastodon.social)
submitted 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago) by toaster@slrpnk.net to c/fuckcars@lemmy.world

sources:
https://mastodon.social/@mszll@datasci.social/111974118192304899
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692324000267

Image description:

A bar chart titled "Deaths from Wars & Cars" the Leftmost bar is WW2 at 78M, followed by Cars 72M, Mongols 39M, Taiping 25M, Ming Qing 25M, 2nd CN-JP 20M, and finally WW1 19M. A note at the bottom states "Showing estimate midpoints"

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submitted 6 days ago* (last edited 6 days ago) by Zagorath@aussie.zone to c/fuckcars@lemmy.world

Shared on Facebook with the caption "Doing absolutely no favours to their international reputation, Americans have swarmed social media posts of Taylor Swift’s Melbourne concerts confused by a very obvious detail. Can you spot it?"

It's an article from the Murdoch right-wing paper "The Australian", so I won't link the original source.

Transcription:

Aerial photo of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, surrounded to its North and East by tree-filled parks, to the West by a warm-up pitch, and to the South by a train line with two pedestrian overpasses over it. Underneath this photo is the article title "The MCG show detail that has American Swifties baffled" and byline "by Sam McPhee".

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Pros of golf carts and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) replacing all private cars within a city:

  • Only goes as fast as a bicycle, so isn't a viable suburban commuter vehicle, meaning you'll probably only take it to the nearest transit station
  • Only goes as fast as a bicycle, so isn't likely to kill people
  • Excellent visibility, so less likely to run over children
  • Much smaller and lighter, so building parking garages for park-and-rides would be a lot cheaper and less objectionable than with our current style of cars
  • Electric
  • Smaller batteries than jumbo EVs
  • Compatible with dense, transit-oriented city development
  • Could be installed with mandatory speed limiters

Cons:

  • Less profit for GM and ExxonMobil
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Car ownership by country (www.visualcapitalist.com)
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A paper summarising 'car-related harm including crashes, pollution, land use, and injustices'.

Some key remarks from the report:

  • 1 in 34 deaths are caused by cars and automobility with 1,670,000 deaths per year.
  • Cars and automobility have killed 60–80 million people since their invention.

While some people benefit from automobility, nearly everyone—whether or not they drive—is harmed by it. Slowing automobility's violence and pollution will be impracticable without the replacement of policies that encourage car harm with policies that reduce it.

Although switching to electric vehicles may be less politically controversial than reducing car use, electrification fails to address a majority of the harms described in this paper, including crashes, intentional violence, sedentary travel, car dependence and isolation, unequal distribution of harm, inaccessibility, land use, or consumption of space, time, and resources.

It also has a handy list of interventions that can reduce car harm drawn from this meta-analysis of 'effective interventions to reduce car use in European cities'.

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Self-destruction (lemmy.world)
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submitted 1 week ago by AA5B@lemmy.world to c/fuckcars@lemmy.world

I can talk the talk, but this is really going to test that ……

I live in a fairly walkable town outside one of the most walking and transit oriented cities in the US. I’ve always been a transit and walkable communities advocate.

My town is centered on a train station/bus/taxi/scooter/bicycle hub and we have a traditional walkable “Main Street” with shops and restaurants that we pedestrianize for the summer. We have a new rail trail that will eventually connect to a statewide network, a riverwalk and even kayak rentals in the middle of downtown

Higher density housing is centered on the downtown, dominated by 4-6 story apartment/condos, including residential over commercial. Works great. Surrounding that is a belt of 2-3 story multifamily houses, townhouses, and small apartments. I’m the first street zoned for single family, but I can still walk to the town center, and take the train into the nearby major city.

I even spoke up in favor of new statewide zoning, requiring “as of right” zoning for large apartment buildings near transit …… maybe you see where this is going …..

When I was out walking my dog this morning, I saw construction …. apparently there are a couple huge 6 story apartment buildings going in just a couple blocks away. It all seemed like a great idea until it was my neighborhood. It was a great idea when things were grouped by size. But now it’s a behemoth towering over three deckers and the like, and even looming near single family housing.

I’ve “talked the talk” but really don’t know if I can “walk the walk”. This really seems excessive for the neighborhood.

What do you think? Could you still support higher density housing when it means something twice the height going into your neighborhood, hundreds of tenants where now it’s 3-10 per building? What would you do when you get what you were asking for but it’s in your neighborhood and way out of scale?

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submitted 1 week ago by lntl@lemmy.ml to c/fuckcars@lemmy.world

This time, Missouri is going to end congestion...

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Quick heads up: natural parks = any place that could be considered outdoorsy. Think national parks or famous lakes like Lake Tahoe. Forest and wooded areas can also be included.

Anyways. Instead of ~~wasting my money~~ buying a bloated 4WD truck/SUV or even a AWD wagon like the Subaru Outback, I could just buy a roof rack for my 4 door sedan, buy or even rent a mountain bike, buy some outdoor/hiking gear and I'm all set. But then I thought of something better: how about I get rid of the car all together? If I go the car-free route, I now have to consider how I'm going to get there. While I could go cross-country on bike (and I do plan on doing that anyways), I was wondering if some quicker forms of transportation (excluding cars) could be an option. Do buses and trains go to these places? Would they allow me to take my bike? Thanks in advance!

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Despite bodies of evidence, Missouri moves forward with adding lanes to interstate 70 highway without any public transit infrastructure additions. We know the outcome already.

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TLDR: Watching Not Just Bike and other urbanist YouTube videos alone isn't going to do anything. We actually need to advocate for this in our local communities and city councils to get stuff done.

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