drbubb Posted May 19, 2008 Report Share Posted May 19, 2008 ...from the Dubai thread... The UAE has one of the largest carbon footprints per capita in the world ... The opposite of VENICE, a culturally rich, liveable, carfree place: "Public transport is typically a disagreeable and slow substitute for the car. It needs to become a pleasant experience and should attain the average speed of a car in light city traffic. This can be achieved using proven technology, but densely-populated neighborhoods are a prerequisite for rapid mobility and economical public transport. Fortunately, dense cities can also offer a superior quality of life. We should build more carfree cities. Venice, the largest existing example, is loved by almost everyone and is an oasis of peace despite being one of the densest urban areas on earth. We can also convert existing cities to the carfree model over a period of decades." /MORE: http://www.carfree.com/intro_cfc.html Cities which are offer Rich-living for Car-free Residents: + Venice, Sienna ... in Italy + Hong Kong + London - is good, if you can afford to live in a nice neighborhood + New York, and Boston, thanks to their transport systems ... More ??? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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