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Old 01-19-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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My nomination for most counter-productive law of the last year is this one:

Kolkata cycle ban puts squeeze on health and livelihoods at risk | World news | Guardian Weekly

It is rather ironic that the Asian countries who are just now undertaking their own industrial revolutions are not only repeating the mistakes of the U.S., U.K, and other western nations, but are adding new ones.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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My nomination for most counter-productive law of the last year is this one:

Kolkata cycle ban puts squeeze on health and livelihoods at risk | World news | Guardian Weekly

It is rather ironic that the Asian countries who are just now undertaking their own industrial revolutions are not only repeating the mistakes of the U.S., U.K, and other western nations, but are adding new ones.
I think India has a lot more problems on their mind than cycling.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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I think India has a lot more problems on their mind than cycling.

The biggest problems in Kolkata are air pollution, crowding, poverty and traffic all which can be positively impacted by INCREASING cycling. If you understood the problems in India you would see that this is part of the war on the poor.

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A ban on cycling in one of India's most polluted and crowded cities sparked protests last month and reignited a public debate over the country's attitudes toward its poor – many of whom cannot afford even a bus ride – and its commitment to addressing air quality.
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