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50+ Years Later and it all sounds very familiar even today.

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50+ Years Later and it all sounds very familiar even today.

I was watching this film from 1964 about the living with the car and the effect it was having on life then and in the future, but in all the time that has passed since the ideas remain the unchanged and unimplemented!

Will we ever learn!

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Re: 50+ Years Later and it all sounds very familiar even today.

Not many red cars back then........

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Re: 50+ Years Later and it all sounds very familiar even today.

Watch on the Utube site   Smiley  there are several similar short videos

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Look+at+Life

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Re: 50+ Years Later and it all sounds very familiar even today.

Ah yes! It was much better then, but was it? I well recall my teens and the journeys made from Harold Wood (nr Romford) to Welling in Kent to see one of my sisters. Even today without adding time for connections it takes just over three hours, nut then the Royal Albert  Dock gates frequently opened for ships, delaying the bus by 30 minutes +. 

Now a journey by car, using the Dartford Tunnel  is reckoned @ 31 minutes.

Also, apart from leisure journeys, as above, consider the wider range of job opportunities, that arise from personal transport giving better earning potential. That is not to ignore the downsides, namely that some have become disadvantaged; the without cars or unable to use them, the shire dwellers, whose buses are much less frequent, if not no-existent. Partially, yes, that's because of cars' existence and wide availability. It is not that only contributing to the downside, but also society's inability or will to ensure that the degree of disadvantage of some is ameliorated.

Turning back the clock will make everyone disadvantaged. For me that's a NO.

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Re: 50+ Years Later and it all sounds very familiar even today.

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Cheesy  lol ste

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@St3  Isn't that the same type of vehicle that animal rights activists protest at being used to transport livestock to continental Europe?

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No idea Smiley

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@Jonpe wrote:

@St3  Isn't that the same type of vehicle that animal rights activists protest at being used to transport livestock to continental Europe?


IIRC some objected to the close packing of animals. I was told by an in-law with farming connections, that the livestock loosely packed had more chance of injury, than if tight together. Perhaps human sentiment is not a good guide to the treatment of animals

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Re: 50+ Years Later and it all sounds very familiar even today.

So the overcrowding on the railways must be for our own good? Grin

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Re: 50+ Years Later and it all sounds very familiar even today.

@Jonpe Never thought of that!Funny I have always lived far enough out to more or less be seated for most of my commutes to the Smoke. All that's long gone. Trains ran either to Cannon St or Charing Cross, and the former were  frequently more salubrious because fewer people smoked.

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