Experts called cities that refuse carsJanuary 20, 2019
Many countries are concerned about the environmental situation, and a number of measures are already being taken to remedy the situation, as well as to reduce the harm done. But some cities go further and are ready to completely abandon cars.
Megacities are not only opportunities for everyone, but also a lot of people, and with it a lot of cars. A large accumulation of transport on the internal combustion engine has a significant impact on the global and local ecology. Scientists have already recorded a decrease in the average oxygen rate in the air in large cities, and in order not to aggravate the situation, research and work is constantly being conducted.
Paris is one of the first cities that decided to restrict the movement of motor transport. So, in this city it is forbidden to enter the center on weekends until 1997, and the center is exempt from all cars every first Sunday of the month from 10 am to 6 pm. The authorities of Mexico decided to experiment in 2008. The city is limited to the movement of personal vehicles every Saturday, which should reduce emissions by 15%, but the result was zero (car-sharing and taxis are used).
Copenhagen is probably the most progressive city, seeking to completely abandon the internal combustion engine. Local authorities are actively agitating people to use bicycles, creating a convenient infrastructure for this. The plans of the Danish government to limit sales of ICE cars by 2030, and in 2035 to limit hybrids.
Brussels is preparing to ban diesel cars by 2030, and now they are keeping track of the owners of old cars to collect additional tax.
The diesel scandal involving Volkswagen happened more than three years ago, the company still faces the consequences. In Germany, filed a class action lawsuit in the direction of the concern, set out on 200 pages. As part of this lawsuit, more than 300,000 people have already been collected.
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