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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

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    There's these newfangled things that have been invented called electric motors. If only there was some way to put this astonishing sciencey technology into some sort of wheeled device that could transport a person from one place to another. Wonder what they would call such a miraculous device.
    Wonder what they'll do with all the batteries.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    No, you don't HAVE to drive into the city from suburban and semi-rural areas. Most, if not all major European cities have extensive public transport systems. They also have inadequate road networks that foul up on a fraction of the traffic volume that a US or Canadian city could cope with. In other words, in Europe public transport is better than it is in the US, the driving experience in cities infinitely worse. I occasionally drive into my nearest medium-sized city, Granada and it. is. a. nightmare! Fortunately it is a small enough city that you can walk or cycle throughout the city centre. It's only a matter or time before cars are banned entirely from the city centre, at the instigation of the (right wing) city council, never mind the EU.
    Not to mention that Granada is on a freaking mountain and is 1500 years old. What many Americans and Canadians do not understand is that European cities are ancient, not newly built and designed. They are installing a metro in Malaga (biggest city near me) and are finding Roman and pre Roman relics in the ground... doubt you would find anything of real historical value in a US/Canadian city

    Not to mention our public transport systems are great. I would never drive to Malaga now days, because the train from here to Malaga center goes every 20 min and takes 20 min or so.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Not to mention that Granada is on a freaking mountain and is 1500 years old. What many Americans and Canadians do not understand is that European cities are ancient, not newly built and designed. They are installing a metro in Malaga (biggest city near me) and are finding Roman and pre Roman relics in the ground... doubt you would find anything of real historical value in a US/Canadian city Not to mention our public transport systems are great. I would never drive to Malaga now days, because the train from here to Malaga center goes every 20 min and takes 20 min or so.
    I'm sure your degree in archaeology lends veracity to that statement. Roman earthware is far more significant than Native American earthware. Oh, and spearheads, don't forget the spearheads.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by deuce View Post
    no. But people outside the city often take a train to get into the city.

    Nobody drives in nyc. There's too many cars.
    huh? Huh? Huh?!

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    I would have no problem if they did this in my nearest city, I never drive in, the traffic is ****ed, there's stupid rules due to trams, and the public transport gets me were I need to go at a lot cheaper than the cost of petrol.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    -- You Greenies....just aren't to bright.

    Back to the horse and bggy days for you, leave the rest of us alone.
    It always pays to double check a story before posting it and then posturing and lecturing others...

    Firstly the plan bny those who back it is to cut down on conventional petrol and diesel engined vehicles only... secondly the UK rejected the plan yesterday and thirdly it's just a proposal at the moment, it's not a law and it's not being imposed on anyone.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

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    Wonder what they'll do with all the batteries.
    There'll be a battery tax.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Who cares if the technology isn't here now, it will be then. Obviously Electric Cars are the wave of the future. Of course, how that electricity get's PRODUCED is going to be a big deal. But let's ignore that for now.

    Go Battery Cars!

    I see this working out like that Kyoto thing, big commitments, few results.
    That's great. Let the market decide vice the government deciding for the market. The government didn't have to mandate the use of cars in the early 1900's. The government didn't have to build gas stations, either. The private market did that all by itself. I say let green energy do the same thing, otherwise, it's going to flop.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's great. Let the market decide vice the government deciding for the market. The government didn't have to mandate the use of cars in the early 1900's. The government didn't have to build gas stations, either. The private market did that all by itself. I say let green energy do the same thing, otherwise, it's going to flop.
    And the government did not mandate better gas mileage then last 30+ years either, and lets see what the market did with that.. oh yea NOTHING. Market forces are a crock and rarely work fast enough. Only reason the gasoline made car became popular was because it was cheap and easy to make. And it will stay that way until government impose high taxes on dirty fuels so that electrical or alternative fuel cars will become viable.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's great. Let the market decide vice the government deciding for the market. The government didn't have to mandate the use of cars in the early 1900's. The government didn't have to build gas stations, either. The private market did that all by itself. I say let green energy do the same thing, otherwise, it's going to flop.
    I could not agree more. If there is money to be made, the private sector will find a way. It is not the job of the government to find or fund alternate fuel sources, especially when cajoled to do so by the private sector. IE> Ethanol scam, global warming scam.

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