Adios Automobile!

TheCityFix looks at the future of the automobile in cities and the possibilities of moving people in to alternative modes in times when car ownership rates are still exploding.

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December 9, 2010, 11:00 AM PST

By Tim Halbur


Jonna McKone of TheCityFix points out that establishing excellent mass transit and walkable, livable cities is part of creating sustainable cities in the future. McKone looks at current efforts in Quito, Ecuador and Lyon, France to reduce vehicle use. Her analysis is based on the third segment of a new report titled Megacities on the Move, which was authored by the London-based Forum for the Future in partnership with several other foundations and corporations.

According to McKone, "The issue is not car ownership itself but how often and how many miles residents travel – which can only be reduced through comprehensive planning, viable alternatives and policies that encourage the use of alternative modes of planners."

Thanks to Garrett Bradford

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