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    EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years. The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.

    Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.

    Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.

    "That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."


    EU to ban cars from cities by 2050 - Telegraph

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Jesus, talk about a misleading thread/article title.
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    This actually isn't JUST about being Green.

    European cities in general, were built long before the advent of the Motor Vehicle. As more and more cars hit the roads in European countries, cities are pushed to the limit in congestion.

    Cities like London simply cannot handle the amount of cars that plow through it every day.

    I support this measure.

    We have to change the way we do things. Sorry but we do.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This actually isn't JUST about being Green.

    European cities in general, were built long before the advent of the Motor Vehicle. As more and more cars hit the roads in European countries, cities are pushed to the limit in congestion.

    Cities like London simply cannot handle the amount of cars that plow through it every day.

    I support this measure.

    We have to change the way we do things. Sorry but we do.

    Those who want to live in the past. Enjoy it. History will leave you behind.
    Guess Europe will have these before we do:

    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Wow, the Top Gear guys are really going to be pissed about this.

    That is their whole show.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Wow, the Top Gear guys are really going to be pissed about this.

    That is their whole show.
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    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.
    A golf cart.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    A golf cart.
    You can't call it a golf cart unless you're on a golf course.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This actually isn't JUST about being Green.

    European cities in general, were built long before the advent of the Motor Vehicle. As more and more cars hit the roads in European countries, cities are pushed to the limit in congestion.

    Cities like London simply cannot handle the amount of cars that plow through it every day.

    I support this measure.

    We have to change the way we do things. Sorry but we do.

    Those who want to live in the past. Enjoy it. History will leave you behind.
    Right! So, let's progress forward to the 15th Century.

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