I hate when there's talk of making a city less car-centric and somebody chimes in with "Well what about disabled people!? They need cars!" as a gotcha, like there aren't a fuckton of disabled people who need more buses, curb cuts, and crosswalks to navigate the city, or longer lights to cross, or sound and tactile cues to let them know where they are. There are many kinds of conditions with different kinds of needs, and being driven around everywhere addresses only a certain subset of this, not to mention the class issue of who can afford a car or who has access to someone who can drive them.

@ancient_domains_of_word also as someone who works in social work specifically with disability issues, I think only one of my clients has access to a car. shockingly enough people who make $750 a month can't afford something that costs thousands of dollars upfront + thousands in upkeep


@NumberOneBug It's very situational, but it does grate on me how people who can't afford a car are always left out of this conversation, when being on benefits makes it hard to impossible to own a car in your own name.

@ancient_domains_of_word it's always so confusing to see the implicit belief that everyone who could benefit from a car
1) has a car
2) wants a car
3) wouldn't be better served by a society that decenters cars

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