Go Back   EcoModder Forum > AltModding > Alternative Transportation
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-06-2020, 03:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 16,254
Thanks: 4,278
Thanked 5,482 Times in 4,366 Posts
Quote:
There are big gains to be made in drag reduction for commuter bikes.
What about cargo bikes?

__________________
.

Donít push your slower friends down in an attempt to save yourself from a bear, advises National Parks Service

_________________
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 07-06-2020, 05:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 8,142
Thanks: 0
Thanked 888 Times in 787 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grant-53 View Post
There is a population that thinks cars and their drivers are evil menaces. I was dropped from a Facebook group for saying I didn't mind riding in traffic. If you can ride a bicycle that is fine but realize that not everyone can do that. Older people are looking to add electric motors to their bikes.
They're ruining the possibility of resorting to an eventually more affordable and practical way of short-distance commuting due to a somewhat extremist agenda. Besides some people not being able to resort to a bicycle, there wouldn't be anything inherently wrong if someone simply doesn't want to embrace the bicyles bandwagon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2020, 02:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
GreenTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Belgium
Posts: 155

GreenTDI - '11 Skoda Fabia Estate R3 1.2 CRTDI
TEAM VW AUDI Group
Diesel
90 day: 65.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 35
Thanked 57 Times in 47 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Sure, but it becomes a matter of concern once cars are portrayed as somewhat "evil".
My personal opinion? They are indeed "evil" in city centers. Cars shouldn't be there. And not just because of pollution. Give the city back to pedestrians and cyclists. Free up space for green areas. And organize proper and clean public transport for the less mobile. That's how my ideal inner city should look like.
__________________
Skoda Fabia Estate R3 1.2 CRTDI 2011
Fuel log 2011 - 2016 without modifications 54.7 MPG or
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2020, 02:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
GreenTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Belgium
Posts: 155

GreenTDI - '11 Skoda Fabia Estate R3 1.2 CRTDI
TEAM VW AUDI Group
Diesel
90 day: 65.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 35
Thanked 57 Times in 47 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grant-53 View Post
I was dropped from a Facebook group for saying I didn't mind riding in traffic.
*wondering if I will be kicked out of the forum after my previous statement*
Love the sound of combustion engines and the smell of gasoline though. ;-)
__________________
Skoda Fabia Estate R3 1.2 CRTDI 2011
Fuel log 2011 - 2016 without modifications 54.7 MPG or
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2020, 03:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 16,254
Thanks: 4,278
Thanked 5,482 Times in 4,366 Posts
You're better off off Facespook entirely. City centers aren't necessary since the advent of Internet.


__________________
.

Donít push your slower friends down in an attempt to save yourself from a bear, advises National Parks Service

_________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2020, 10:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 8,142
Thanks: 0
Thanked 888 Times in 787 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenTDI View Post
*wondering if I will be kicked out of the forum after my previous statement*
Besides a few troublemakers that appear once in a while, most of the folks in this forum are civilized and willing to take a look at other folks' perspective. But I disagree with your views about a strict restriction against motor vehicles in city centers.

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cRiPpLe_rOoStEr For This Useful Post:
GreenTDI (07-09-2020)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com