Cars make no sense and are stupid.

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intro  (insert grid, with hyper links to each part of the article)(more pics))

Missing the mark (objectives of a car, failures to reach those objectives)

Math of the car network (newtons of crash)

Preventable death (laws, mentality, sickness)

blood flow and car flow

The future for cars (oil, pollution, sustainability, letting go, china’s adoption of cars)

facts

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intro:

A car is a four wheeled motorized gas guzzling vehicle used to move people from A to B. This article explores not only cars

but the vast road networks, concrete parking jungles, and mind boggling mentality designed solely to

accommodate and facilitate a deeply flawed deadly idea. A critical waste of irreplaceable resources.

 

Missing the mark:

 

What is a car supposed to do? move a person! Using this definition we can gather quite easily that the objective

of a car is not to move thousands of pounds of steel and fibre glass but to move the flesh and blood of a single

person or a small group of people.  The average weight of a car: 4000 lbs(pounds) and average weight of a person: 137 lbs (pounds).

a “smart” car is smart because its tiny and does the same job as the boats we use.

Now you may be asking yourself is there any other ways to move people that don’t require moving 4 thousand pounds? yes, since

the dawn of mankind humanity has moved themselves for less than 4 thousand pounds. These include walking, biking, running, buses,

horses, trains, rickshaw, and even cable cars. Maybe not cable cars.

moving 4 thousand pounds when the objective is to move 136-800 pounds: grade F

 

“nobody drives in new york there’s too much traffic”

 

Move a person where? to school, work, friends, family, etc. Oh boy don’t we all want to live in the country, but all the jobs are in the city!

Ideally in transportation we’d like speed and efficiency. Now get this, 4,000 pound vehicles are huge!!! Let’s be generous and say the

average male shoulder width is 20 inches and a very general car width is 600 inches. Now the average two lane road is 24 feet wide.

so you can fit two cars on a 2 lane road obviously or 14 men side to side. The sheer size of cars causes grid lock. Getting these massive

boulders to move in all directions is impossible to do efficiently. Just watch rush hour anywhere! There’s even delivery services

in New York city that are solely pedal bikes because of the sheer efficiency gain.

Too big, grade C – obviously it’s still possible to get somewhere with a car.

 

Move how? With cars it’s unusual to think past the cars and engine when thinking about movement. However, think about

a car moving through a jungle. The sheer impossibility of a car moving through a jungle. The entire city landscape

is sculpted around accommodating cars not people. You don’t need to park a person after you’re done driving! You

don’t need gas stations to fuel up a person. Automated driving is the idea that a car drives itself which is only possible

if people are not part of the transportation equation. Parking on the sides of roads, parkades, 4 lane roads, etc all this

junk is unnecessary without cars. Cars spend 95% of their time being parked.

In L.A. car parking takes up 17,020,594 square meters of land, which is a hell

of a lot of land even more so if you understand all this land can be built upwards into the sky. 50 to 60% of all downtown

city landscape is devoted entirely to vehicles. Cars literally expand cities and completely fuel urban sprawl.

If cities built themselves around transporting people instead of accommodating cars everything could be closer together and easier to get to.

cars literally increases the distance of the destination – grade F

 

is it safe to drive? no.

“The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic with nearly 264 million vehicles registered and 218 million drivers holding a valid driving license. The level of traffic is one of the reasons leading to more traffic accidents: In 2015, there were some 6.3 million fatal, injury, and property damage crashes that occurred in the U.S. alone.”  – https://www.statista.com

This may surprise you but driving is a sedimentary activity. Moving and getting places used to be a physical activity.

With this logic if you were to move to get places you will burn some calories and be more fit.

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of the top ten most probably ways to die these are directly car related:

1.Heart disease – being overweight – car use related

4. Accidents – literal death by driving – also includes falling(not nearly as deadly)

5. stroke – bad blood flow – car related

6. cancer – everything is linked to cancer… especially being fat, not moving, and poisonous gas.

7.Diabetes – being overweight – car use related

9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis – kidney failure, diabetes – being overweight.

Let’s talk about headlights for a hot minute!! headlights help you see??? do they though?

sure if you’re the only person on the road headlights are great! But get this! people in the oncoming

lane are subjected to your insanely bright headlights. As a person who walks at night, I can

with all certainty tell you that I cannot see at all with oncoming traffic lights.

 

cars are the biggest contributor to insta death and gradual death – grade F

 

are cars good for the environment? nope.

Besides the obvious runs on fossil fuel and spews out toxic rain, cars also are giant material pieces of

garbage.  Look at Beijing all that poison air is due to adopting the car and burning coal. Can anybody

defend acid rain as being anything other than terrible for the environment? All this

oil and gas everywhere works its way into soil, lakes, and waterways. You better

believe breathing in small amounts of carbon monoxide everywhere and everyday is linked to cancer.

So we have giant hunks of garbage, smog and acid rain, and fluids that are all poison leaking everywhere – grade F,

 

are cars financially feasible?:

I need my car to drive to work!! or you could just not drive and work half as much!

Transport on average costs 20% of after tax income. That’s after the government has

already taken as much of your money as they can get away with.

Just ignoring that lots of people buy cars brand new with horrifying interest rates for 1 second

And let’s ignore that vehicles do not hold their value at all due to the fact they fall apart.

let’s run down a feasible cost of a car/truck for a thrifty driver.

  • The average pickup truck costs $3,000 worth of gas a year
  • 500-700$ in repairs per year
  • parking $185 and $650
  • $1,680 average annual premium – in british columbia
  • The cost of the car

These are the complete basic costs of owning a car without even delving into a car loan.

Heaven forbid you get into a car accident.

Working to save time – grade F

 

are cars globally financially feasible? – There’s only so much effort available. Sounds weird right? Cities are completely designed around

car use. Let’s say that cities were completely designed around bike use? Just how much different would the city

be? Just how much money and resources get put into maintaining vast road networks and parkades? Drivers drive

and spout “errrmager my gas taxes paid for these roads”. Has this person ever used a bike lane? Unlike roads

that literally crumble and split from the constant bombardment of cars, bike lanes require far less resources

to both make and maintain. Functionally, bike lanes serve the same purpose as car lanes: to move people.

Oh and to debunk the myth, gas taxes don’t completely pay for road networks. The sheer amount of

effort far exceeds the meager gas tax for america.

 

 

stats – math of the storm

let’s start with efficiency!! how efficient are engines? 25 to 50% of all the work of an engine runs off as heat. After

wind resistance, friction, idling, breaking, etc the efficiency plummets down to 12%-30%. But wait!!! we’re only out to move

a person not the vehicle as described above! so moving 4,150 pounds instead of 150 pounds means that only 3.6% of the weight

we’re moving actually matters! IE a bike is 15 pounds, so we’d be moving 165 pounds instead of the 150 we want to.

meaning bikes are moving 90% of what actually matters! so let’s average car efficiency to 20% with a realization that

some people drive older gas guzzlers and none aerodynamic boat cars in a city environment.

Then take into account we only want to move 3.6% of the total actual weight we are moving and blamo

0.7% are what we are left with… 0.7% of the gas you put into a car goes into actually moving you… abysmal.

 

But wait cars require roads!! Do cars destroy the roads they use?

roads in america are designed on average to last 20 years. This problem transcends personal car usage and

is exponentially compounded by large shipping trucks. Some Roman roads have lasted over 2000 years.

 

*how dead are you in a car accident part: weight of a newton is a falling apple, use 1/2 mvsquared. *

 

 

 

crumbling roads – numbers

vehicle impact super death

 

 

(warped mentality part) Okay so you’re in your giant steel box flying down the road at 60 kilometers an hour and

you hit a child who just ran out onto the road. They’re super extra dead and nobody is

at fault because it’s an accident? How many meat sacs people or animals are killed

by these accidents every year? In 2010, there were an estimated 5,419,000 crashes – wiki

at what point does this stop being an accident? Everybody I know has been in a car “accident”

These are preventable deaths. Expecting the driver and the victim to both be faultless is insane.

The best way to prevent this accident is to not drive your steel box ever.

There’s always going to be accident with the driver at fault or the victim.

From the moment you start your vehicle you have become the only controllable factor in a potential accident.

Oil has been around for millions of years yet suddenly now that the substance is useful you have rights over it?

because you sucked it from the ground? why does this generation feel that every person is entitled to 10,000 barrels

of oil each? When nobody in history has ever consumed or used so much of a resource that’s irreplaceable. Our

future generations will not have or be entitled to 10,000 barrels each because there won’t be any left.

Oil is basically magic, a millennia of stored sunlight in a thick sludge. And we waste it to move a half ton

of steel and fibre glass to pick up hot pockets. And let’s think of the future we are handing to our next

generation? there is none plain and simple. Our greed is handing them a doomed world.

 

 

 

regardless of the wonky mainstream opinion, moving 4 thousand pounds extremely quickly

implies responsibility,.

 

 

-cars are in the top ten ways to die and contribute to 4 of the other risk factors.

 

 

the little things. Getting groceries home. Keep warm, or cooling off while in transport.

 

facts:

4000 lbs average weight of a car – New York Times

Add it up, and many downtowns devote 50 to 60 percent of their scarce real estate to vehicles: – https://www.vox.com/a/new-economy-future/cars-cities-technologies

$1,680 average annual premium – in british columbia -www.arcinsurance.ca

137 lbs – average person weight – The telegraph

1.25 billion vehicles – wiki

Modern gasoline engines have a maximum thermal efficiency of about 25% to 50% – wiki

$185 and $650 for parking yearly – globalnews.ca

The average pickup truck, for example, guzzles around $3,000 worth of gas a year – globalnews.ca

keeping your vehicle in shape usually add up to between $500 and $700 a year – globalnews.ca

24 foot wide two lane road – quora

Transport costs generally account for 20 per cent of after-tax income – globalnews.ca

cars spend around 95% of the time parked, and only 5% of the time in use. – www.fastcompany.com

In Los Angeles, for example, car parking takes up 17,020,594 square meters of land.- www.fastcompany.com

“The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic with nearly 264 million vehicles registered and 218 million drivers holding a valid driving license. The level of traffic is one of the reasons leading to more traffic accidents: In 2015, there were some 6.3 million fatal, injury, and property damage crashes that occurred in the U.S. alone.”  – https://www.statista.com

top ten ways to die – “https://www.marketwatch.com”

Cars, trucks and other forms of transportation are the single largest contributor to air pollution in the United States -sciencing.com

Obviously all these facts are debatable, but hopefully serve to give a rough estimate that’s better than just saying “lots” and “everywhere”

 

(links to other articles)

car city real-estate

engine efficiency

Car efficiency 

Car air pollution

car costs

Road wear and tear