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mattc

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Car culture nonsense - a twitter thread
« on: January 26, 2019, 02:24:37 pm »
This is just brilliant.
https://twitter.com/TonyArnold74/status/1088220903844995072

This hilarious reply perhaps justifies twitter all on its own:

Julia Guinness
@GiggleRoost

Put handicap parking in close to the entrance. But cycle parking, regardless of whether you’re handicapped or not, is through a tunnel in narnia.
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bludger

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Re: Car culture nonsense - a twitter thread
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 10:14:47 pm »
The motorbike community calls car dependistas 'cagers' and I think it's very apt indeed. Caged people, trapped in cages of steel, with their minds in a cage of their own, broiling with nastiness and rage.
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Re: Car culture nonsense - a twitter thread
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 01:38:14 pm »
I liked these two replies

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Replying to @TonyArnold74
It is entirely normal to drive around accompanied by an empty armchair and a sofa, but riding a single-seater is thought to be selfish.
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Larger cars equate to an empty armchair, a sofa, and a sizeable toolshed. Yet riding a cargobike or trailer bike is seen as wildly eccentric.
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g8iln

Re: Car culture nonsense - a twitter thread
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 04:58:54 pm »
This is just brilliant.
https://twitter.com/TonyArnold74/status/1088220903844995072

This hilarious reply perhaps justifies twitter all on its own:

Julia Guinness
@GiggleRoost

Put handicap parking in close to the entrance. But cycle parking, regardless of whether you’re handicapped or not, is through a tunnel in narnia.


Haha, well observed, and in the case of my local gym, have no cycle parking at all!!!

Re: Car culture nonsense - a twitter thread
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 05:01:35 pm »
"Cycling on the pavement is reckless, paint a white line on it and it becomes mandatory"

Love it.

diapsaon0

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Re: Car culture nonsense - a twitter thread
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 05:06:28 pm »
The motorbike community calls car dependistas 'cagers' and I think it's very apt indeed. Caged people, trapped in cages of steel, with their minds in a cage of their own, broiling with nastiness and rage.

That term was very common on here - and on ACF beforehand - but I've not seen it for ages.
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