When I’m out talking to folks at public meetings and other events, I hear a lot of skepticism regarding Governor Gregoire’s executive order to reduce vehicle miles travelled statewide by 18% by 2020, 30% by 2035, and 50% by 2050. And that’s just the grumblings of the folks at other transportation agencies. Well, it could be worse I suppose.
The European Union recently released a plan aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions- and it involves banning all vehicles from city centers in the future. Not all areas though, just the major cities. Still, a lot of folks are calling the plan ‘crazy’ and ‘extreme.’ Here’s more from London’s newspaper The Telegraph.