Sunday, June 01, 2008

Cars in China Bikes in Toronto

Interesting juxtaposition of Capitalist Toronto and Communist China.
I couldn't get a link to the CBC story on China, but it explained how Chinese were putting down their bicycles in favour of cars.
Lloyd Alter of the environmentalist Web magazine Treehugger wrote on Reading Toronto about knowing the man killed on Avenue Road.
Mr. Alter blamed the tragedy on the city for “paying lip service to the concept of bikes as transportation,”
It is to laugh. The tree huggers really want to live in China, or at least an equivalent that speaks mostly English.

And meanwhile, we're supposed to give up our cars, so the Chinese can have theirs.
We live in Bizarro world.

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