Car and Motorcycle Boycott

Credit: Adnan Siddiqi

21 Comments so far

  1. HITMAN (hitman) on April 28th, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

    One day, may be we all will be doing the same. Not because for the sake of protest but for the sky rocketed fuel prices


  2. HITMAN (hitman) on April 28th, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

    Saying of an Arab shaikh: My grandfather rode a camel. My dad rode a cycle. I drive a car. My son drives an SUV. My grandson flies plane. His grandson will ride a camel.


  3. MB (kar_munib) on April 28th, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

    alaat !!!

    Its exactly why i love KMB

    What a post and a pic

    Thanks ADNAN , you rock man!!


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 28th, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

    Bhaio jaldi jaldi bicycles khareed lo, kahin aysa na ho k bicycle bechnay walay shokat aziz ki policy par amal kar k GANDUM ki tarha bicycles Afghanistan smuggle export kardain aur yahan iski qeemat barh jaye


  5. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on April 28th, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

    might be because that guy is on II Chundrigarh and now parking is not allowed on the road


  6. MB (kar_munib) on April 29th, 2008 @ 1:36 am

    hey buddy
    Thats TEETH MAESTRO himself in the pic?


  7. d0ct0r on April 29th, 2008 @ 1:40 am

    they better build some parking plazas in that area


  8. d0ct0r on April 29th, 2008 @ 1:56 am

    reliable underground/overground mass transit system urgently needed, in many western countries underground tubes are cycle friendly(denmark/holland etc), and citizens can easily cover the whole city on cycle and get their work done, here atleast govt should think of steps(besides raising fuel prices ) that people would find cycling attractive and ditch their vehicles and switch to cycling without compromising their daily commute to and from work..


  9. wildanjel on April 29th, 2008 @ 2:41 am

    @doctor, will u or any person will ever go to to office on cycle? Look at every aspect before writing senseless. It need to change the whole society if u want them to switch to cycle. Everything is not the job of gov, just ask ur family if they would prefer to go to a party in a cycle.

    Cycling is common here in uk, but even they prefer cars here, expect in London which has one of the best underground system.But I agree that the transport system must be improved.Even if they improve the bus system, we wont be needing any underground/overground system.Roads in Karachi are excellent and much much wider then from UK.We need civil sense.

    Remember, London and Glasgow are the only cities in UK having underground system but they have an excellent buses and that what we need.


  10. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on April 29th, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    It need to change the whole society if u want them to switch to cycle

    do we need to cast a spell on society for that??
    No. every individual must change itself for this to happen.

    but even they prefer cars here, expect in London which has one of the best underground system

    i bet u meant except not expect


  11. Faisal.K (faisalk) on April 29th, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

    creates a new job as well… drivers ke bajai peddlers

    this time is i am afraid not far away.

    Although the elite may switch to smaller cars first then go on bicycles


  12. wildanjel on April 29th, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

    thanks Tariq, typo :D

    I agree with u by the way, we need to change a whole society, which wont be an easy task.


  13. faylasuf on April 29th, 2008 @ 4:12 pm

    Whenever we talk about some problem that this society is facing, generally we complain about the “whole system”

    Let’s think for a moment, I do want to leave my car home and wish to commute in the city. How do I do it? Walk on foot? Or opt for Public transport i.e. rickshaw, taxi or over crowded mini busses?

    Many of us who post on this site rarely travel by the most famous and popular means of transport i.e. a mini bus. Can you actually rationalize that a kid or an elderly person would love to sit on the open roof of a zigzagging buss if he had some other way to travel?

    Off course wider roads are need of the hour, this construction in our city in recent past be it for wider roads or for underpasses has eased our problems. But you can not put a full stop here.

    Subway cant just happen like that, it takes time. For now, we need better busses, and circular railway to be effectively operational in near future. Ultimately we need to have control on the traffic situation.

    Increasing fuel prices would actually eliminate the traffic mess, concern for the environment or availability of better transportation means can however improve the situation.


  14. faylasuf on April 29th, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

    Correction
    *Increasing fuel prices wouldn’t actually eliminate the traffic mess, concern for the environment or availability of better transportation means can however improve the situation.


  15. d0ct0r on April 30th, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

    @wildanjel "@doctor, will u or any person will ever go to to office on cycle?"

    i ditched using my vehicle when Naimutullah Khan introuduced those A/C Green CNG busses by swedish company Scania , but after some time those busses were not maintained properly,first their A/Cs stopped working then later they were scrapped it altogether after new govt came in and started creating hurdles. i have biked to work in west despite having vehicles at my disposal so i won’t mind doing that here either,PROVIDED govt takes some steps and offer some incentives, maybe make the
    whole strech of Chundigar road+MA jinnah road till tower and no entry zone for vehicle/motor bikes,only bicycles allowed,multinational companies should/could sponsor bike stands where bike owners could park their own bycyles as well and bikes could be available for hire(in denmark distinct colored FreeCity bikes are available at bike stands,deposit 20 DK use the bike within the city limit and then place the bike back at the nearest Freecity bike stand and get your 20 DK back) probably this type of system won’t work here coz here minutes after snatching a car its completely disassembled

    Car pooling pooling should also be encourgaed and those driving alone during rush hour in city center should be penalized

    Prices of Petrol and deisel is all set to be raised by tommorow, Petrol will be 4rs costlier while diesel rs8

    http://www.2goglobal.com/2GoChronicals/2%20Go%20Photos/Europe/Denmark/freebikekelly.jpg
    http://www.cooltownstudios.com/images/paris-velib2.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Copenhagen_city_bicycles.jpg
    http://www.copenhagenize.com/


  16. d0ct0r on April 30th, 2008 @ 2:35 pm
  17. seskey on May 1st, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

    doctor saheb whatever you have written carry weight and practical but not in PAKISTAN. an ordinary bank CEO with a gunman, driver in one car with 4 vehicle security escort cannot give up the pride he feel when jumping a red light. a car carrying 1 boy of class 7 comes to saddar grammer school with 2 vehicle security guards because the boy is grand son of a former politician.

    my work place is in mid of saddar town near zainab market and i feel comfortable walking upto bvs school mobile market empress market rainbow centre fleet club etc etc., sometimes i walk to abn amro bank as well

    it is about our own attitude which CAN bring change. increase in fuel prices would result in more chaos of bikers on roads and less of comfort in traffic.

    we can not ask common labor class who earn daily wages to change their lifestyle unless basic is made available to them within walking distance. I know few staff members of an AKU team who live in dalmia area and they walk 35 minutes daily to AKU saving Rs. 15 one way., and they are available to their team mates even on strikes.

    hundreds of people commute from surjani town to fishery in west wharf & ibraheem haidery, 2 hour commute every day. what choices do they have ?

    people like you and me can surely work & bring about a change which if now now may be 15 years later can help people survive without committing sucides.


  18. MB (kar_munib) on May 1st, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

    o daaktar saheb
    mai ne pucha tha ki IS THAT YOU in the PIC?


  19. zeeshan on May 1st, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

    The dude in the picture looks like a ghunda :D


  20. Teeth Maestro (kar_teeth) on May 1st, 2008 @ 8:21 pm

    NOT ME FOR SURE


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