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a group i like to listen to is called Infected Mushroom. and one of their albums was a collection of tracks where they remixed or worked together with other artists, and they called it Friends on Mushrooms.

 
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I would feel extremely uncomfortable if you put me inside a bus like i know them from my youth ( full ) at least here in Denmark with my strange discomfort with my fellow Danes.

But really it should be banned for people in major cities to have a car at home, they should have free and monitored parking outside of the town if they absolutely must have a car.
I know this sound extreme, but it is pretty much the only thing that will combat city congestion and poor air quality, with all the deceases that follow that.
On the other hand in a high tax country like Denmark, people living out in the countryside where you pretty much must have a car due to depopulation and no public transport, well they should get a substantial tax cut on their car, more so if its a environmentally correct car. ( small - hybrid - electric )

But politicians are stupid and will not do right., as we too have the amputated democracy,,,,,, meaning like the Greeks of old we don't have the option to ostracize the most incompetent politicians in annual elections.
Here you must of course secure your child in a child seat or with a sea belt if its a older child, but you can put your 2 great Dane dogs on the back seat, and that's actually legal, where most countries around you must of course secure your dog in the car too.
Stupid run the game here.
 

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priorities - priorities :)
I would feel extremely uncomfortable if you put me inside a bus like i know them from my youth ( full ) at least here in Denmark with my strange discomfort with my fellow Danes.

But really it should be banned for people in major cities to have a car at home, they should have free and monitored parking outside of the town if they absolutely must have a car.
I know this sound extreme, but it is pretty much the only thing that will combat city congestion and poor air quality, with all the deceases that follow that.
On the other hand in a high tax country like Denmark, people living out in the countryside where you pretty much must have a car due to depopulation and no public transport, well they should get a substantial tax cut on their car, more so if its a environmentally correct car. ( small - hybrid - electric )

But politicians are stupid and will not do right., as we too have the amputated democracy,,,,,, meaning like the Greeks of old we don't have the option to ostracize the most incompetent politicians in annual elections.
Here you must of course secure your child in a child seat or with a sea belt if its a older child, but you can put your 2 great Dane dogs on the back seat, and that's actually legal, where most countries around you must of course secure your dog in the car too.
Stupid run the game here.
It would suck even worse than it does now for those stuck living in a city if having a car was denied them.
I live where public transportation does exist. However, it only comes by 2 or 3 times on weekdays, is picky about who its users are, and is big yellow, with flashing red lights up high. Even worse the only place it takes people is to a school. A car and the expenses involved is mandatory.
 
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Yeah public transport will have to be reinvented, what we have now will not be able to cope with such a massive change.
School buses here are all but gone, actually some kids go to school in a taxi pain for by tax money, but for the greater part i think kids find their own way in school, either walking or on cycle.

In my birth town the #2 largest town here, bus routes have been disrupted massive, lines have changed, even the numbers have changed.
My old neighborhood use to be served mainly by the number 4 route, but number 4 don't even get near to where i grew up, the route are still there but have another number now for some strange reason.
But to my old eyes it do look as if there are less of the big yellow buses in town, but we just gotten a light rail system instead that tie in the rural towns much better.
There are also talks about banning traffic in the town center, but it will probably end up like other EU towns banning older diesel cars ASO.

Just since 2009 there have been a increase in cars here by 17.5% there are 420 private cars here for every 1000 Danes, the average in EU are 500 private cars for every 1000 people.

number of cars here over the years. Mio cars / year
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If you live downtown or in the greater part of Aarhus here i was born, a cycle are by far the smartest means of transport, even during none rush hour times of the day, and many Danes do also use the cycle much even if they also have a car.
The 1.8 million people in our capitol do about 500 million bicycle rides every year, most fairly short like 1 - 2 mi ,1 in 4 take a train in to town, then jump on a bicycle for the rest of the journey to work.
51% of all commutes in the capitol under 10 KM in length was made on bicycle, some hard core people will bicycle 20 - 30 km to and from work every day all year.
The 22 municipalities around the capitol have 28 main bicycle paths ( super cycle paths ) for a total length of 467 km ( 290 mi ), and that's just the main bicycle paths, add the regular ones and that number will be much larger.

Of course for Americans that cycle thing are a pretty new thing, and towns are generally not geared for it, here we Euro boys or many of us at least are leagues ahead.
 
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Of course for Americans that cycle thing are a pretty new thing, and towns are generally not geared for it, here we Euro boys or many of us at least are leagues ahead.
Bicycles are a very old thing in the U.S.A.. Roads good enough for cars to use existed only because of bicycle users demanding better roads in the late 1800's. Using bicycles now is not that common. However, bicycle lanes are being put into the roads. In a milder climate with a strong young body I would not object to using a bicycle for 5 mile trips. Rides of more than 5 miles (.62 miles= 1km) take to long. The hills here ensure you walk uphill while pushing your bike. One hill I drive up and down often is fairly steep and is about 1 mile long. It might be fun going down but is not fun going to the top in an underpowered machine or on a bicycle.
 

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One hill I drive up and down often is fairly steep and is about 1 mile long. It might be fun going down but is not fun going to the top in an underpowered machine or on a bicycle.
That is why bicycles have electric assist these days, cycling up a 1 mile hill is now easy.

I know this sound extreme, but it is pretty much the only thing that will combat city congestion and poor air quality,
Cars will become pollution free within 2 decades, air quality will not be an issue. And I noticed that your country managed to go a full 24 hours on 130% wind power for your electricity generation recently. https://en.energinet.dk/About-our-news/News/2019/09/23/Wind-turbines-cover-power-demand-for-24-hours
 
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Bicycles have always been a big thing where I live, partly because we are home to a world class racing team and because touring is really popular. Since it is the very height of New England Fall foliage season here at the moment the area is crawling with tourists and cyclists enjoy the colorful leaves. Several dozen cyclists came by my house today on a huge tour that winds through back country roads for 30-60 miles depending on what you sign up for.

Over the years there's been an explosion in people using bicycles for everyday transportation, even when they commute from rural locations like where I live into the local urban town. One reason is the increasing popularity of electrically assisted bikes but the other is the fast growing popularity of cargo bikes (both electic and manual). With a cargo bike you can transport groceries, packages, tools or anything else you may want. It's become very common to see parents with one or two kids on their cargo bikes and I see a lot of remarkably fit older people cruising around out in the middle of nowhere on their fancy high tech touring and cargo bicycles. Fat tire bike are becoming very common as they are very useful if you want to travel on the dirt and gravel roads around here on your way to do some shopping in town. I've even seen a few intrepid souls riding knobby fat tire cargo bikes in the middle of winter!

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Cars won't ever be "pollution-free"- there's always going to be pollution in their making, use, and disposal. The best we can achieve is to alter the forms and amounts of pollution being made. Wind and solar energy are touted as solutions but suffer similar problems, and they alter our environment in different ways which we really don't know the effects of yet. Bicycles aren't very usable as general transportation in many places- mostly possible only in urban areas with somewhat moderate climates and few hills.

The real solution lies in changing how we live and work and consume, and almost nobody will willingly accept those changes from the super-convenient and easy world we live in today. I won't give up my computer, foods from thousands of miles away, radio and TV etc until they pry them from my cold dead hands :rolleyes: I'll bet everyone else here feels the same way ;) We're dooming ourselves in the end, but that end ain't here yet and probably won't be here before I die so I'm OK with it :cool:

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Yeah it will be good when emissions are not that big problem of cars, but if the numbers of then keep going up then major towns will sill have their work cut out for them.
Every time i go down on a 1/3 gallon jug of orange juice i feel a little bad, no oranges grow anywhere near where i live, so they have a high transport load.

I think we Danes as a old agricultural society, we will probably have to turn down exports down and just grow what we need, and there are talks about repossessing large farm areas ( 1 / 3 of it ) to plant trees.
We just had a plant 1 million trees campaign that went well though they dident get all the way to 1 million trees but darn close.
Now a million trees, that's not a lot in the big picture, but its actually not that bad for a little country like Denmark, and we also need it as so much of this little country have been put under the plow.

BUT ! yeah we are also pushing a lot of changes ahead of us that really we should have started with a long time ago, and i always say kids today they got the full right to urinate on the graves of their forefathers, cuz we are close to where procrastination things are no longer a option.
 

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Every time i go down on a 1/3 gallon jug of orange juice i feel a little bad, no oranges grow anywhere near where i live, so they have a high transport load.
I think that there is an electric railway between Spain and Denmark, and your electricity comes from wind power, so transportation of your orange juice can easily be zero CO2?

Cars won't ever be "pollution-free"- there's always going to be pollution in their making, use, and disposal. The best we can achieve is to alter the forms and amounts of pollution being made. Wind and solar energy are touted as solutions but suffer similar problems, and they alter our environment in different ways which we really don't know the effects of yet.
Doing anything alters the environment, but small changes to the environment are really not important compared to the big issue of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses warming the entire Earth towards a point that we, or our children, will not be able to survive. There are ways that we can stop producing that CO2 and solve the problem, France has for many decades been producing all their electricity without releasing CO2, they use nuclear, Denmark now has over 100% wind power on many days, the UK is about to close down its last coal fired power station and has halved the fossil fuel used for power stations in the last 6 years, largely replaced by wind power. We now recycle the majority of materials used to build cars, so those cars can become very close to pollution free, and certainly close enough to save the planet from the big problem. Fully electric cars are now available, reasonably cheap, perfectly practical, have performance that exceeds most fossil fueled cars, and are a lot cheaper on fuel. The only thing holding them back is that they are still a little more expensive than the fossil fueled dinosaurs.
 
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Not much electrified rail here, there are some mostly on zeeland around the capitol, the new light rail in Aarhus are also electric but none of the major railway lines over here are electric.
There have been talks about it, but with amputated democracy talks most often remain talks and don't change into deeds.
 

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Not much electrified rail here, there are some mostly on zeeland around the capitol, the new light rail in Aarhus are also electric but none of the major railway lines over here are electric.
There have been talks about it, but with amputated democracy talks most often remain talks and don't change into deeds.
We have new hybrid trains here this year, when they are on electrified track they run on electric, when the wires stop they switch to dirty diesel and slow down. Cheaper and faster to run on wind powered electricity, but for some reason I don't understand there is reluctance to electrify all the track.
 
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Me looking at myself in the mirror this morning. :unsure:
So yesterday i was at my nieces house to do some electrician work i really deemed too complicated for myself, but i managed to get it to work and only blew a fuse 2 times, and dident get shocked myself once.
So when i got home in the evening i spent 2 house in front of the computer before i went to bed, but as i wanted to stand up my left knee that was flawless 2 hours ago was suddenly painful when i wanted to extend my leg the last few degrees to full extension.
And waking up this morning nothing have changed, and i am like HTF can a knee go out of whack by sitting on a chair for 2 hours, and why is it only a problem for the last few degrees of the knee, and otherwise no pain or discomfort at all.
 
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