28 Jun '11, 12am

Leave Your Car At Home: European Cities Create Anti-Driving Policies | Care2 Causes

Leave Your Car At Home: European Cities Create Anti-Driving Policies | Care2 Causes

Cities with policies to discourage people driving cars and giving pedestrians and cyclists the right of way? Sounds very good, green, healthy and even humane to me. The New York Times reports that a number of European cities — Vienna, Munich, Copenhagen, Zurich, Paris, Barcelona, London, Stockholm — have closed streets to car traffic and implemented bike sharing programs, are charging steep fees for driving in congested city areas and are drastically restricting the number of parking spaces. A number of cities in Germany have also become part of a national “environmental zone” network where only cars with low carbon dioxide emissions can pass through. Given that gas costs $8/gallon and up in Europe and that public transportation is far better than in the US, such options are not being greeted (for the most part) with the horror that Americans would have on hearing they can...

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