Friday, February 19, 2010
This is what we're dealing with
I've spoken before about the stigma of riding the bus. This is a wide-spread, pervasive stereotype that is whittling away at hope for a more sustainable transportation future. It clouds any and all discussions of public transport, and this auto ad shows that marketers are happy to use it as a club against us. This ad was run on bus shelters in Canada, until multiple transit agencies complained and had it taken down. (via Copehnagenize)
(The Green Idea Factory photoshopped this nicely. Also, RTA has proposed some more service cuts, and I'll be analyzing those when I get the time this weekend. You should check the schedule for public meetings and yell really loudly at them.