Only coincidentally posted on International Women's Day
March 8, 2014 11:14 AM   Subscribe

It turns out that fish may need bicycles after all. Or, more accurately, fish need more bicyclists, and fewer motorists. "Water pollution attributable to automobiles includes oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, [copper], etc." (via See also
posted by ivan ivanych samovar (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A woman who needs a car and likes fish needs a man who likes a bicycle.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:42 AM on March 8, 2014 [2 favorites]

Women and cycling go together of course! Fish and mother earth also welcome to enjoy the benefits.
posted by chapps at 1:35 PM on March 8, 2014

I was surprised to see the concrete path replaced with decomposed gravel. Projects I've seen had to stay with hard surfaces (plus bioswales and other mitigation methods) for ADA compliance. But details aside, the types of changes described are becoming, if not mainstream, at least normal and less controversial.
posted by Dip Flash at 1:43 PM on March 8, 2014

Streetsblog asserts that fish do need bicycles.

Fish need pedestrians too.

And transit.

Also complete streets, parking reform, freeway removal, and pretty much the whole livability agenda that Streetsblog is known for.

What’s the problem?

Streetsblog readers are familiar with the most obvious problems inherent in the present car-heavy transportation system. Cars kill lots of people. They cause air pollution, including greenhouse gases. In addition to health problems from toxic air, over-reliance on cars makes for a sedentary lifestyle, leading to obesity and chronic disease. That’s a short summary, leaving a lot out.

What may be somewhat less intuitive is that cars are also a primary cause of water pollution.
I was really tickled to see this here and combined the way it was with "posted only coincidentally on international women's day." I gave up my car a few years ago, in part because I am big believer in the idea that we need to do more walking, promote more public transit and so on.

Thank you very much for posting this.
posted by Michele in California at 4:00 PM on March 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

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