Monday, July 21, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Happy 100th Birthday Model T.

jimhair has left a new comment on your post "Happy 100th Birthday Model T":

Maybe we can look at this from another perspective, and I have a few questions. I was told that the Model T was built before roads existed, and that Henry Ford intended for farmers to buy them and grow their fuel. Gasoline manufacturers dominated the fuel supply early with a cheap and easily accessible product, and became the only fuel source. We can all see how we have changed the landscape with the construction of roads.
I will ask as many attendees as I can about the alternatives to power these cars with something other than gas or food based ethanol. Maybe 150 people a day will see an alternative to the way we have constructed roads as well, and with smaller 'greener' cars we might reclaim landscape from below the asphalt and communicate to the attendees some possible futures that include smaller cars that co-exist with bikes and hikers and the natural landscape.
This is an opportunity to raise the issue nationally through the media that attends, as well as all the people who come from all over the world.

Posted by jimhair to Cyclelicious at 7/21/2008 04:48:00 AM