EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

Discussion in 'Economics' started by bearice, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years.

    The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050.

    The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.

    Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.

    Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.

    "That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."
  2. If the world factories would have been working for 12 hours a day only for past 50 to 100 years, then only 50% of world's resources would have been consumed today. The world economy would have easily survived for another 100 years without any problem. There would have been no financial crisis and multi-trillion bailouts for next 100 years and more. The human greed to develop very fast and competition has led to the downfall of world economy ultimately. Example, if there is 200 storey building, you will reach the top of the building by elevator/lift or staircase. If you use elevator you reach the top in 2 minutes and then you have to come down. If you use staircase, you reach the top in 2 hours and then you come down.

    For past 50 to 100 years, world factories and manufacturing facilities have been working and producing products and goods for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. That is the reason the world resources and raw materials are in serious trouble and world prices are sky-high because everything has been consumed in a short span of time. Human beings are breeding like rats and they say rats are breeding like rats. To feed the massive hunger (food and products) of 7.5 billion to 8 billion people the world production works for 24 hours a day which further increases the population.

    All the world factories should be shut down for 12 hours a day. There should be death silence so that everybody and animals can rest in peace and the Earth can cool down for 12 hours a day.
  3. moarla


    there is NO climate warming made by humans or CO2. So shut down with that bullshit until someone can prove it.

    free world and free cars :))

    fuck EU
  4. This is classic grandstanding by the EU. I will be waiting to see what actually becomes of this. The real rate of change will be in couple of hundred years. They must have speaking to the Californians on how to lower emmissions, similiar to the ban on larger display televisions. WTF! I wonder what the major auto manufactures of the EU will do about this. I am sure they are
    "onboard" with the time table.

  5. kipster


    i think its a great concept given that in the city
    there is good public transportation.
  6. I would totally back this.

    Living in a city, if you're using a car it's likely due to laziness, prejudice, and fear of the public. If you think that there is not a problem with climate change occurring on this planet right now, you're definitely asleep (wake up and stop dreaming, pay attention to something other than your greed for resource hoarding and hatred of change).

    And if you think it's your right to use a car, remember what a luxury it is to even have the option to drive. Most of us can get along fine without a car when decent public transportation is available. Save money on insurance, car payments, gas, car washings, maintenance, repairs, etc. by simply shifting your thinking to embrace public transportation. C'mon people, get with the times!

    Seriously though, we need to get off this coal dependence thing. It's really getting tacky...
  7. As another forum member said a few months back, collectivists would love to take away car ownership from the citizenry...force everybody into the public transit system or to ride around on bicycles throughout the cities.

    It's also why we really never hear a damn thing anymore about the price of gasoline, like we did 8-10 years ago when fuel prices spiked. Now, these gasoline taxes priced in to each gallon actually encourage higher prices so that the Feds can take a bigger chunk out of the consumer's wallet.

    (Edit: After reading your idiotic post a bit more carefully, I realize you are the exact type of shithead I detest. This quote is fucking priceless " if you're using a car it's likely due to laziness, prejudice, and fear of the public". So when I want to go buy some groceries, should I just fucking toss them on my back and ride my bicycle home..or no, should I lug them onto the bus and make all the other patrons wait 5 minutes while I load all my groceries onto the bus...Really, what a complete load of shit)
  8. The Italians won't mind , in Venice they travel around in these fucking gondolas .:(
  9. The root cause of CO2 emission is cheap cars and they are dangerous because cheap cars cannot survive accidents. Expensive cars such as Mercedes are strong can survive accidents and expensive cars are less polluting.

    Since cheap cars are available everybody buys a car and there is serious CO2 problem worldwide. If only expensive cars are available there will be only 10% cars in this world.
  10. Somebody had posted in elitetrader that some rich people pay $50,000 per night for prostitutes. Many useless rich people are involved in prostitution and pornography. The biggest problem is that even prostitutes and pornography people have cars. These useless people drive in cars whereas millions and billions of hard working people walk or use public transport.

    Immediately take away/confiscate cars from these useless people. This should be the first step towards reducing car problem and then we will think of something else.
    #10     Mar 29, 2011