Sustainable transportation to be discussed at Sierra Club meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 1:42 PM
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Bob Munger, the founder and president of the Augusta Greenway Alliance, will offer a free program titled “Sustainable Transportation in Augusta” during the Sierra Club’s monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The alliance is devoted to smart growth and sustainable transportation programs and policies. Munger will discuss strategies for making Augusta a model city for sustainable transportation.

The meeting will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church meeting room, 3501 Walton Way Extension. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, e-mail April Wilson at aprillynnwilson@gmail.com.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/09/13 - 01:55 pm
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Examples

I wish the reporter would tell us what sorts of transportation are sustainable; and what sorts are unsustainable.

Wonder where rickshaws fall on the sustainability spectrum?

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soapy_725 01/09/13 - 01:59 pm
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Mox waste for the public transit authority buses...
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the gift that keeps on giving. A half life at a time. And it gives you an over glowing feeling.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/09/13 - 02:01 pm
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Steam powered county trash trucks/vehicles....
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powered by garbage. Burn it before it makes it to the landfill.

my.voice
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my.voice 01/09/13 - 02:20 pm
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Mr Munger thinks that we are

Mr Munger thinks that we are all going to drive around in golf carts. Sorry, Mr Munger, but Augusta is way to urbanized for that. We have separated commercial and residential to the point where your ideas are fiction.

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countyman 01/09/13 - 02:48 pm
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The Greenway is perfect for

The Greenway is perfect for Augusta, and goes along with the current infrastructure. The Greenway would allow LSV, pedestrians, cyclist, etc to all share the road...

The Greenway includes the CBD, Medical District, and Paine College. This area is continuous development, and only needs to be connected further.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/09/13 - 02:56 pm
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Green?

What is green about the medical district, except for the hospital fees and doctors fees?

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OpenCurtain 01/09/13 - 08:13 pm
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OK, Sustainable transport

OK, Sustainable transport includes vehicles, energy, infrastructure, roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals, pipelines, and terminals.

We already have these things???

But is the phrase being co-opted to mean GREEN Transportation?
Electric cars, buses, bicycles, OUR FEET, etc.etc.etc.

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KSL 01/09/13 - 10:45 pm
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If the green stuff has to be

If the green stuff has to be so heavily subsidized, why is that the way to go at this point?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/10/13 - 07:41 am
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Subsidies

Excellent question, KSL. The free market seeks out and rewards efficiency. Government-regulated and government-controlled economies distort and undermine these efficiencies and create waste in the marketplace and also create bloat within government itself — unnecessary government employees and agencies.

When the government sucks dollars (through taxation and/or inflation) out of the efficient market economy and spends them on inefficient programs, we have recession and malaise.

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burninater 01/10/13 - 01:48 pm
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LL, one need only look at the

LL, one need only look at the mess that is Atlanta's transportation infrastructure to see that free market efficiencies often don't optimize in the broad scale and the long term.

The free market concept also breaks down because roads, railways, waterways, etc can't just get tossed aside for the new, more efficient product. Their lifespan far outlasts the market drivers that exist at their construction.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/10/13 - 02:40 pm
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Atlanta

I'm sorry, Burn, but Atlanta's transportation infrastructure (from the streets, roads, highways, railways to the airways are completely planned and executed either by governments or by government-controlled agencies. Any private companies involved are merely along for the ride.

burninater
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burninater 01/10/13 - 03:04 pm
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LL, Atlanta's infrastructure

LL, Atlanta's infrastructure is not the product of a centrally-planned process. It is a piecemeal stitching together of independent agencies acting as consumers in a market-driven process.

If you are imagining a market-driven infrastructure process where the consumers are private entities at all levels, I would be curious to know where such a thing has ever even existed. I presume your assertion that this is the optimal process is based in some type of real world case.

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