Monday, December 5, 2011

Irish Blogger Says America Is Made For Cars, Not People

Thanks to @Vanillajane for sending this item. It's a list of 17 reasons one Irish blogger says he never wants to live in America. Be aware that this piece contains some bad language and skip numbers 1-12 to arrive directly at reason number 13; a country designed for cars, not humans.

'Benny the Irish Polyglot' says, in his experience, the U.S. is the worst place in the entire world to live in if you don’t own a car. He claims, with rare exceptions, all shops, affordable restaurants, supermarkets, etc. are miles away from where people live.

He even criticizes Austin, TX for being rated among the most “walkable.”

Read Benny's post and let me know if you agree with his points.

1 comment:

samual james said...

I have heard that Rathdrum is going to have double track on both sides soon, because now its too narrow.

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