I was wondering what people's opinion was on attempts to set up so-called 'transition towns' and implement locally-based schemes for when Peak Oil begins to take effect. I don't really want to debate whether or not Peak Oil is a reality (there is another thread for that), so if we are to assume that it is a problem, are the Transition movement bods on the right track? My initial impression is that it all seems a bit like of a middle class, liberal life-style choice whereby people sit around feeling good about themselves because they are using their weekends to knit Cous Cous or mend bicycles. There may be nothing wrong with that in and of itself, but I fail to see it's relevance to the experience of inner cities, especially that experience that will occur in these areas when Peal Oil begins to be felt. So what are other people's thoughts? Is anyone here involved in Transition? If so, what is it that you hope to achieve?