Taken from a thread cause Masto doesn't show replies to threads:
Cars are an excellent source of mobility in rural areas and medium-distance travel. A LOT of people can't handle the sensory overload of public transit, and there is a FUCKTON of it.
Cars do NOT have to pollute the environment. We can make them out of renewable materials. We can charge them with renewable energy. There is no reason we can't have both cars and transit. None.
Besides, roads don't close for leaves on the line.
Besides that, transit can often be very hostile to the disabled, especially those who can't stand for long periods. I speak as someone whose leg got fucked up in a car wreck and standing for long periods of time is very uncomfortable for me.
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