London car ban announced

Discussion in 'rec.bicycles.soc archive' started by Dennis P. Harri, Apr 20, 2003.

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  1. from http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/20/magazine/20TRAFFIC.html?8hpib

    > On an unusually bright morning earlier this year, that mayor, Ken Livingstone, strides into the
    > room before a bank of cameras, and with an unusually pleased look on his dour face, announces a
    > coup, one that has eluded dozens of large cities like New York, Los Angeles and Paris. He has not
    > conquered crime or poverty, but he may very well have hobbled an urban enemy seemingly just as
    > invincible: the car. Livingstone has just begun the world's most radical experiment in reclaiming
    > the city from the tyranny of the automobile, a power struggle that cities have been losing in
    > humiliating fashion for more than half a century.

    something we should do in some of our cities...
     
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