Mick F wrote:How can you get to work or the shops without a car?
What if those methods aren't available?
What if there are no busses?
What happens if there's no alternative?
Perhaps we should all live in towns and cities where public transport is plentiful and cheap?
As for the fuel price escalator, why should I pay more for petrol for the lawnmower/brushcutter/chainsaw?
We the UK have a problem of overcrowding of private single or at most double occupant motors,it's a given that some people do need a car,but many don't and with the right public transport infrastructure the majority wouldn't.
It's the way transport has been structured in favour of the car that's now showing car use to have become a real problem and hinderance to efficent travel.
Building more and more roads has so far proved not to be the answer to a huge problem of both congestion both when cars are moving and when parked up and a cause of gross pollution where cars are used mostly where they needn't be with the correct infrastructure in place.
The truth of the matter is that private motors now contribute to the tax revenue so much(though not enough IMO)that the government are reluctant to change,but the real problem is cars are literally killing us,either slowly through pollution and illhealth and stress or quickly by RTI's