so I was talking with my neighbor the other day...
we were talking about the car behavior in the neighborhood
there was talk about stop signs and stop lines... bicycle behavior... and speed bumps
in this discussion my neighbor told me that he was doing his part for the environment by not stopping at stop signs
I guess my facial expression was enough for him to understand my response
before words could exit my mouth surrounded by a dumbfounded face he pointed to his car
"look at the size of that thing... it takes a lot of energy to get it moving"
now I get that who concept of momentum
that is one of the basic premises of the bicycle running the stop sign
but the car
well... it is just not the same thing
rolling through the stop sign to save gas?
that is as obnoxious as my friend who said he could not stop at stop signs because all the stop and go make his daughters car sick
the logic of both parties fail me
make complete stops at the stop line at stop signs
give more than a glance to see whose turn it is
yield to pedestrians and cyclists
then proceed when it is your turn
DO NOT APPROACH THE INTERSECTION... TAP THE BRAKE AND ROLL FORWARD!
that style of driving is not working
it is dangerous to any and all around you
there are so many ways to save fuel
driving less versus running stop signs would make mores sense
when driving... be efficient... avoid unnecessary rapid accelerate and deceleration
piggy back your trips... run errands in a logical fashion
I bet removing one plane flight a year would counter balance a person's carbon foot print a great deal
We all need to be responsible for our impact on the world....