Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Non-Violent Transportation

Want more Peace on Earth? And more living Earth available for Peace?

Choose Non-Violent Transportation.

Small. Because the Footprints of human feet and bicycle tires are miniscule relative to the Footprints of cars.

Slow. Make wherever you are...the place where you want to be.

Gentle. Living things which might cross your path have a right not merely to not be harmed by you, but to not be afraid of you.

2 comments:

isochroma said...

Maybe you can enlighten your dear readers as to exactly what constitutes 'non-violent transportation?'

While you're at it, tell us how much of your 'non-violent' transportation you've used in your life, and also tell us how much 'violent' transportation you've used.

HanZiBoi said...

isochroma:

Non-violent means what it says; moving in ways that do not threaten or injure living things.

Let me be clear: I do not propose that we entirely abandon "violent" transportation! I just believe we should choose non-violent as much as we can. I think most of us have many more choices to do so than we care to admit. We LOVE to whine that we have no choice but to drive everywhere! It's BS.

I have used a considerable amount of violent transportation in my life - that is one reason why I feel I have an obligation to make up for it. I have yet to hurt any human or animal with my bicycle. I drive occasionally but I do most of my errands on foot or via bike. My VMT is less than 2000 miles a year. This means I forgo doing a lot of things most people consider "normal". OK.