EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

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    I thought this was a joke at first, but it's an honest to God real proposal. What on earth is wrong with the Europeans that they allow their governments to continue to burrow further and further into every facet of their lives? This is also another example of why I can't take the climate change lobby seriously. Too many of them are simply insane.

     
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    What else is there to say???

    By 2050, the energy dynamic will be hugely different than it is today.........that is, if the governments get the fcukk out of the way and allow innovation in the market.
     
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    Big cities such as Paris have effective means of public transport. And if you don't want to use public transport, those roads are more than happy to take bikes.
     
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    Ever been to Europe? Some of those cities probably wouldn't miss cars one bit.
     
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    For all too many on this board, anything outside of suburbia is a trip into a foreign realm.
     
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    Yes, a few times, and in many cities the streets obviously weren't made for all the automobiles because they were laid out centuries prior, but to completely ban cars altogether? Absurd.
     
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    Only partially. We have a flat off the Champs Elysees and if you want to get across town via public transport it will take you the better part of three hours. I can drive it in 25 minutes. Guess what when we are visiting friends or relatives we drive.
     
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    I've had passports but never used them. Traveled to Quebec once before they were required.

    Other than that, never been out of the States. Although some might consider Terre Haute, Indiana to be a foreign realm. :D

    I've seen a fair amount of the U.S., but only a fraction of what it has to offer.

    The rest of the planet? No thanks. I'll subscribe to National Geographic.
     

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