I probably is a typo though given the proximity of "," and "." on the keyboard. It is rare for that notation to appear. Normally if the number is going to be abbreviated though it is 61.6k acres.
I'll give him bonus points if 61.6 acres is how much parking lot space required for number of cars needed.
"non-promiscuous, turned out to be pretty much safe"
Some how I bet this kid wouldn't agree with you:
So do you have a control group to present to us that didn't buy into the HIV bullshit?
One of the earliest public cases of HIV was a elementary school kid in Indiana that got it through a blood transfusion. That helped push for higher standards in blood donations. It also pushed for higher standards in dealing with spilled bodily fluids. Before all this though the general public thought was only a STD that the gay community passed around.
Remember that real bullshit is pretty green grass before being consumed. Without the widespread focus on preventing these diseases it may have been twice as a bad as predicted. It only looks like bullshit today because of the hidden effort to reduce the damage doesn't get presented to (or ignored by) the public which only remembers the hysteria. Same goes for Y2K bug, global warming, and general pollution
Sounds great, but you forget that the average driver should have been held back in kindergarten for not staying in the lines.
No really, there are other photos in that post that show proper markings for hydrants and a car that has the trunk hanging over the no parking section while the tires are in the legal box.
Watch where other people stop for red lights. Chances are, their own butt is sitting over the line telling them where to stop at with the nose in the crosswalk.
The problem with 2 wheeled transportation alternatives is the clothing
"There is no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing". Really, the weather is not offten the most limiting factor. It is the gear selection.
Bikes are unusable on ice or snow.covered roads
Skinny tires sink through the snow. Knobbies grip on top of the snow. Studded tires work great on ice, and have knobs for snow. Studded are the most expensive at $50 a tire, but only needed in winter and last for years.
You'd freeze when theres a wind chill of 20 below 0
Clothes, wear them please. Yes 20 below is a really cold windchill. It does stop me, but that is because I don't have wind blocking gear. You can find plenty of blogs of bike commuters that do it daily though.
You'd get soaked in the rain
What, you don't take a shower? Once again, there is gear to address that. I'm a lucky person with showers at work, but I don't cycle in my work cloths. Even for short errands, I may drop a clean shirt in my bag for a quick change when I get to where I'm going.
Too hot in the summer
Meh, I'll give you that, but that depends on your conditioning. Heat indexes over 105F can be dangerous but that only happens for at most 1 week a year for myself. So I take the motorcycle, which isn't far from being a electric bike.