Potomac Fever is the blog of the Hamilton College Semester in Washington Program.
This will do wonders for the economy
They do have older, more crowded cities, and less suburbs so I don't think it would have the same economic effect as it would here where most people rely on cars for day to day transport. Their public transportation is also more extensive, better funded, and easier to use, not to mention the fact that they have 40 years to make this transition. Many Italian towns and cities already don't have very much auto traffic (Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre).
True, still I would be pretty heated if I was a European.
You can have my car when you pry my cold dead fingers from the steering wheel.
Did anyone read the article? The proposal is to eliminate petrol cars, not all cars.Megan, if you were a European, you would actually be very happy. This is Forbes, by the way. http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/19/norway-denmark-finland-business-washington-world-happiest-countries_slide_11.htmlHere's an experiment in Germany that has proven quite successful (you don't even have to read--nice slide show). It is, to be sure, a bit neo-utopian. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/05/12/science/20090512-SUBURB_index.html?ref=earthNotice that, in Vaubun, car ownership is optional not forbidden.
I would love to see the 6 person bike that my mom could use to take all my little brothers to school or the grocery store.
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