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Ending The War on the Car: How Cyclists Might Talk To Conservatives and Drivers

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:15 AM
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Image credit: Imagine Peace The phrase "war on the car" was common in Toronto, Canada whenever a bike lane was installed or new dedicated streetcar lanes proposed. The war quieted down for a while, until the new Mayor rode the meme to victory over bike-riding pinko kooks . Eric De Place at Sightline Daily traces the etymology of the phrase, and found references going back to 1998, but notes that it has generally been limited in use to Toronto and Seattle. But, as in Toronto, it seems to be gaining strength again in Seattle and even nationally. Now it has jumped the Atlantic to the UK, where it is called the War on the Motorist.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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