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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
the wrong model!
The 70’s pro road attitude ……….
1) railways are dead
2) railways are now trailways, they died and are not coming back
3) you're not putting a smelly old railway that’s costs the taxpayer 25 billion and only used by 5% of the population back through our children's landscaped nature trail (but we don’t mind if you build a 300 million relief road just over the other side of that hill if it means getting those blasted 44 ton trucks out of our village thanks!!)
There are still a few people who have this attitude, they are a dying breed, but to those who don't care one way or the other their views are still considered, a bit like those divs that (normally because they are paid to lie) claim that although global warming's happening it's not due to our activity in any way. There is of course a concensus amongst 95% of scientists that global warming is mainly due to our activities! (I hope this doesn't sound like enviro-babble to some of the beardies, it's not, it's just simple science!)
We do need to keep pushing our view (the correct one)
The 21st century pro-rail attitude ..........
1) roads are dying
2) railways are now trailways and cycleways, but this is simply a way of preserving the integrity of the trackbeds that are soon coming back
3) we will soon be desperate to have our railway put back, we can't afford to run our cars any more, the roads are falling to pieces, how are we going to get to work/shops/holidays unless you bring back our trains?