mjr wrote:Cugel wrote:Let city dwellers who want to use a car outside the city keep their car outside of the city, cycling or bussing to access it. That might solve a lot of the tin-litter problem of thoroughfares clogged up by pavement-parking cars, as well as the death, maiming and pollution issues.
Wouldn't that just create Radburn-estate-style problems on a much bigger scale? Including (but not only) cities ringed by disaster areas of parking wastelands where the more unruly children go to play among vandalised vehicles.
Venice manages ok!
I don't know about Radburn.
So I have less than 2 examples to base any theories on - but I do know that Park-n-Ride schemes have been successful in pretty much every decent-sized town that has them. So I'm leaning towards the idea that city-centre dwellers don't *need* a car parked outside.
(There are always taxis for emergencies and/or random awkward trips with sick/old relatives etc etc ... )