The Duckmeister wrote:
Once all the oil runs out & they have to go back to sailing ships, they'll still need to be able to fit their masts under the high bridge.
Barges to take things to the sailing ships
They'll work out a way to move the barges even if it's towpaths or very very long poles.
As for the arguments on PT - catering to the disabled also caters to the not-so-well, not-so-fit, elderly, parents with small children and prams etc. etc. To neglect this portion of society means that to get around, they have to... well.... use cars.
Calling people lazy for not wanting to walk over a km to the closest bus stop is patronising and insulting. I have been in far less than good health for the last month, and without accessible public transport, I would have been completely unable to get anywhere. I'm not unfit, but a virus/chest infection/asthma has left me unable to walk up an escalator without having to sit down at the other end or faint. Not having a bus stop or tram stop close to my location at either end of the trip would make public transport an impossible option.
I think it's very easy as largely fit active people who have the luxury of cycling around without a care in the world, it's very easy to forget that among all the 'lazy' people who have made a choice to not cycle, there are huge numbers who just cannot.
Still a cyclist, albeit one who never rides any more....