A comment from Susan Scott which deserves a fuller response than it would get as an add-on to an article. She writes:
“I appreciate your aims but your plans for transport do not appear to make provision for a person like me with severe mobility problems who would not get anywhere without a car. They do have some advantages!”
I wholeheartedly agree. There are uses for cars, and helping people with mobility problems is one of them. And if we could reduce the number of people choosing to use a car when they do not need to – then life would be a lot easier for those who do need to – in terms of less traffic congestion, safer roads and easier parking.
And I am suggesting that we provide alternative forms of transport or reduce the need to travel not just making it difficult or expensive to use a car.