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A thread on the hypocrisy of car cultures (feel free to add your own, it's fun!): A person driving to the gym is a legitimate road user, but a person cycling to work is not.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
Cars killing 150 pedestrians each year is due to pedestrian distraction, but bicycles killing 1 pedestrian every 5 years is due to reckless cycling.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
Slowing cars to 30 km/h will impact on productivity, but bicycles travelling at 30 km/h are speeding irresponsibly.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
A roads budget of $20 billion is inaction, but a cycling budget of $0.05 billion is extravagance.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
A car squeezing past a bicycle is inconvenienced, but a person cycling past a car at traffic lights is a selfish jerk.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
The colour of your car is your choice (despite dark cars being less safe), but people who walk or cycle should wear bright clothing.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
Driving a car without a helmet is perfectly safe, but a a person riding a bicycle without a helmet has a death-wish.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
Millions of free car parking spaces is inadequate, but bicycle lanes are a waste of space.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
In inactive and unhealthy person should get free medical treatment, but an active and healthy person is a freeloader who should pay registration.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
Driving children to school in a massive, lethal and polluting car is responsible behaviour, but cycling to school with children is irresponsible.
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Tony Arnold Jan 23
Replying to @TonyArnold74
Motor vehicles need to be parked on every street to meet transport needs, but share bicycles are street clutter.
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Subway Rage Jan 24
Replying to @TonyArnold74
I would be careful about assigning value judgments to characteristics like activity level and health: one doesnt determine the other, and unhealthy and legally disabled people can ride bikes and benefit from bike infrastructure too! Otherwise this thread is spot-on๐Ÿ‘Œ
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mollydot Jan 24
Replying to @TonyArnold74
I don't like this one. Has a whiff of fatphobia and ableism.
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Tony Arnold Jan 24
Replying to @mollydot
I have no problem with free medical care for all (I live in Australia after all), but I have a problem with cyclists being called freeloaders when many studies show that cycling produces economic benefits (mainly health) to society.
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Tony Arnold Jan 24
Replying to @subwayrage
Absolutely! Riding a bicycle is even easier than walking for many people...
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Tony Arnold Jan 24
Replying to @TonyArnold74
Thanks for jumping on-board folks! I'll retweet some of my favourite responses with
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Huub Halsema Jan 25
Replying to @TonyArnold74
Depends on your location. Ever been to The Netherlands?
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Tony Arnold Jan 25
Replying to @HuubHalsema
The Netherlands is fantastic and is not a "car culture" so these tweets definitely don't apply...
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Jane Henderson Jan 25
Replying to @TonyArnold74
But we have to pass it forward too. A cyclist riding on a pedestrian bridge is a danger to pedestrians and their dogs.
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Steve Liddle Jan 26
Replying to @TonyArnold74
A lot of cyclists in london especially are not aware of the blind spots on lorries and will get themselves killed too easily. The plethora of cycle lanes and more traffic lights in london has stuffed travel for vehicles
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