As a car man you would think I would avoid something like this. But no it makes a great point, and shows no one thing is the answer to transportation woes in and around big cities and little towns. Vehicles of all kinds will have their fit in society but we need to work harder at balancing this out. Especially in cities like NYC, LONDON, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, SHANGHAI just to mention a few.
We need to get the people to understand there freedom to rome and go when they want will not be lost. Just because they are not driving themselves some kind of way. We need to understand that public methods can be just as liberating and fun given the chance. Okay we get the knuckle heads making too much noise being rude and sometimes belligerent but hey you got the road rage idiots and those who haven’t a clue behind the wheel as well.
Check it out this blog and the one mentioned in it. Maybe you might be the one to bring it all together.
“It’s staggering really, how much of a city is set aside for cars, and how unwilling we often are to even share that space with other uses and users,” Brent Toderian writes on his blog at Planetizen. “Electric cars do nothing to address this space issue.”
Another great example of these comparison photos. I love Transport for London.
The world seems to be anxiously awaiting the advent of affordable, viable electric-powered cars as the solution to all the woes caused by overdependence on personal automobiles. While we should continue to research and develop technology that will make cars more energy efficient, the fact is that what comes out of the tailpipe isn’t the only issue. In fact, it’s probably not the most important issue.
Even if all vehicles became electric tomorrow (which they won’t), and even if your local electric energy sources are on the renewable side, like BC’s hydro-electric…
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