- I do not currently own a car and probably will not own another one in my lifetime. I may use a car, but the ownership paradigm is fundamentally broken in so many ways that it unnecessarily complicates life, where as I strive to simplify live.
- I commute by bus, light rail, passenger train, bicycle and walking. I will not commute by automobile again in my lifetime. It isn’t good for me, it isn’t good for a prospective employer and it isn’t good for the community or society around me. The list of things that an automobile is a negative for is too long to list in a manifesto.
- I do not hate automobiles, just the mindset that it is some sort of status, requirement for said status, requirement to ‘live well’ or other such absurd and petty notion..
- I believe that the pedestrian, which we ALL are at some point during each day, has rights and should be held above the automobile for all design, architecture and elements of life. In no way should the automobile continue to hold its position above human beings in society, in any place. In turn, no inanimate object should hold such a lofty place as that of the automobile for the past 60 years. Transit should not take it’s place, bicycles should not take it’s place, we should design for people interacting with people and living among people. Designing for the automobile, or even the bike above and before human beings should be cast into the dustbin of historical mistakes of humanity.