From: Simon Norton <S.Norton@...
Date: Wed Jul 7, 2004 6:46pm
Subject: WBCSD report
I'm sorry but as I'm away from home at present I can't read attachments
(at least the way I normally do so). But I would like to make the general
point that I don't believe that motor vehicles whizzing by every few seconds on
local main roads can form any part of a sustainable transport policy. Even if we
manage to make it work technically it won't work socially in that our urban
environment will remain unpleasant and hostile to pedestrians and cyclists.
As far as I am concerned, any sustainable transport solution must focus
on traffic reduction, i.e. enabling people to fulfill their journey
purposes with fewer motor vehicle miles -- especially those involving vehicles that aren't available to everyone (i.e. public transport). Whether we can do that without jettisoning automotive interests is another matter.