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6.27.2011

Europe Stifles Drivers in Favor of Alternatives

Source: NY Times, June 27, 2011


ZURICH — While American cities are synchronizing green lights to improve traffic flow and offering apps to help drivers find parking, many European cities are doing the opposite: creating environments openly hostile to cars. The methods vary, but the mission is clear — to make car use expensive and just plain miserable enough to tilt drivers toward more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.

Cities including Vienna to Munich and Copenhagen have closed vast swaths of streets to car traffic. Barcelona and Paris have had car lanes eroded by popular bike-sharing programs. Drivers in London and Stockholm pay hefty congestion charges just for entering the heart of the city. And over the past two years, dozens of German cities have joined a national network of “environmental zones” where only cars with low carbon dioxide emissions may enter.

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3 comments:

Marc Boudreau said...

Wow, ils sont de l'avant de nous!
Mais on me dit que tout est fait sur ch. Shédiac.
C'est vrai que dans le grand Moncton comme mentionné ici, il y a beaucoup trop de stationnement gratuit.

PCGM - GMPC said...

Merci pour tes commentaires Marc. Oui..il y a encore beaucoup de travail à faire.

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