When Joshua Hart traveled from his
Hart’s arrival in
From Joshua Hart, On the Level:
In response to BBC Radio Birmingham DJ Danny Kelly’s question, “what would you do if a future Mrs. Hart wanted to go on a beach holiday? I mean this (not flying) would be pretty limiting wouldn’t it? I responded that it’s now an open question whether there will even BE a beach to fly to within a generation or two, because of sea level rise. Besides, I’m sure that any future Mrs. Hart would be happy to take the train with me- we could even get a compartment– ooh baby.
Hart, who worked for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, gave up car ownership in 1999 and learned to rely on a combination of cycling and public transportation. Although at the time he did still travel by air, the destructive nature of aviation was too much for Hart to ignore. One flight across the
I have only been in a private car only once since arriving in
in September (not counting 3 or 4 taxi rides). I committed to stop flying on the way back from Nice at the end of 2005 on Easyjet- I just felt physically sick taking part in an industry that is growing so fast with no regard for the environment. It just felt fundamentally wrong to be able to travel so quickly so cheaply. Eventually the costs will catch up with us. We are forcing our children to pay for our excessive consumption. Bristol
Louise Rouse, Hart’s girlfriend, embarked on a similarly-styled long distance journey. .She just completed her plane- and car-free voyage from the
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