[ba-unrev-talk] Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Eric Running for Office
Yes, it has rail, but it's a long tunnel under a sea lane, so you can't
drive cars down there because everyone would asphyxiate.
And you can ventilate mid-channel without a risk to shipping (ships
don't float in aerated water).
So they put the cars on the _electric_ train.
Of course, you wouldn't need to do that if you had an electric car. (01)
What would be a great interim measure is a car with a plug-and-play
Electric for anything under 100 miles. Petrol assisted if your batteries
Battery set swaps at energy stations so you don't have to wait for
recharge - you just plug and go. (02)
I saw in the news that Milan, Italy, is banning petrol cars inside the
city limits in 2004.
I certainly hope vested interests don't overturn that one, and that the
sentiment spreads. (03)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rod Welch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 2:23 PM
Subject: [ba-ohs-talk] Eric Running for Office (05)
> Fear not, Eric would be an enlightened candidate with correct views.
> The tunnel under the Channel has a rail, so by all means "Lets rail."
> Murray Altheim wrote:
> > Rod Welch wrote:
> > [...]
> > > How about a couple of tunnels between SF and the North Bay, and
> > > the East Bay, like Bechtel constructed between France and England?
> > This one has me angry. They've just started building the new Bay
> > Bridge (between Oakland and San Francisco, for those not familiar
> > with the area), and the planners voted down any proposal to add
> > a center lane that would have been a train track. It seems absolute
> > stupidity to build a *new* bridge and not have a track to enable
> > mass transit. This isn't 1950. Whoever is responsible for this
> > decision should be voted out of office and *then* put in a pillory.
> > Stupidity should be painful (this was the bumper sticker on my car,
> > before I sold it to move to the UK).
> > Murray
> > Murray Altheim <mailto:m.altheim @
> > Knowledge Media Institute
> > The Open University, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK7 6AA, UK
> > In the evening
> > The rice leaves in the garden
> > Rustle in the autumn wind
> > That blows through my reed hut. -- Minamoto no Tsunenobu