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May 10, 2008

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Thanks very much for your kind comment!

Thanks Dan, best of luck tomorrow.

I had a wonderful tramp through the Jamaica Bay National Recreation Area on Memorial Day including a stop off at Floyd Bennett Field.

Hi, Ace,

Yeah--I saw an ad the other night for a new, pared-down SUV that was touting mileage of 24 highway. It's pitiful, really.

But consciousness is changing, albeit slowly, as witness the fact that tomorrow I'm going to a conference sponsored by various local groups (including the Chamber of Commerce) touting St. George as a walkable neighborhood. Unthinkable even five years ago.

I'm compiling a list of favorite walks to profile (with photos and directions) that will be posted here on WALKING IS TRANSPORTATION.

I hope you'll find one or more of them worth planning a trip for.

Enjoy your summer, Ace.

"Some babies never learn"-from the same song.

I noticed the other night that a car company was touting 20mpg city and 30mpg highway as a selling point during a television commercial. For those of us who remember the 1970s didn't you think cars would be averaging 100mpg by now?

From Bob Dylan's - Brownsville Girl. I just assumed everyone knows his album Knocked Out Loaded by heart so didn't provide the source.

Hey, Ace,

Actually, your quote (source? are you the wit?) is the far better refutation of poster Ejercito's comment. Thank you for it.

"people don't do what they believe in, they just do what's most convenient, then they repent"

Note how quickly the state of NY will suspend the gasoline tax, in sharp contrast to the
death-by-neglect of congestion pricing.

Thank you for your comment, Michael--a comment with which I strongly disagree.

The solution to the multi-pronged energy problem will not be developed around what the individual determines to be in his/her own interest, but rather which policies, determined in broad terms globally and determined/implemented in more narrow terms locally, is best for the greatest number.

We have already seen, in spades, the results of the laissez-faire approach.

Market forces are not the problem; they are the solution .

Individuals might not know what is best for themselves; a central planner would know even less.

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