Electric cars won’t solve our pollution problems – Britain needs a total transport rethink
Because rubber from tyres, see?
Even a switch to bicycles (including electric bikes and scooters) is only part of the answer. Fundamentally, this is not a vehicle problem but an urban design problem. Or rather, it is an urban design problem created by our favoured vehicle. Cars have made everything bigger and further away. Paris, under its mayor Anne Hidalgo, is seeking to reverse this trend, by creating a “15-minute city”, in which districts that have been treated by transport planners as mere portals to somewhere else become self-sufficient communities – each with their own shops, parks, schools and workplaces, within a 15-minute walk of everyone’s home.
This, I believe, is the radical shift that all towns and cities need.
Back to village life it is then, peasants.
Still think of the advantages. People won’t be able to escape rural Wales to bug the rest of us…..