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The Volkswagen haircut, Stig the chauffeur and a 40mph ostrich: it's another weird week in the world of cars
Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Hamburg wants to become totally car free by 2034
Clearly, the city of Hamburg HATES cars. This is all we can surmise after news of its urban development plan called ‘Green Network' revealed a desire to ban all vehicles in the city centre in 20 years time. "We envision a network that doesn't just help residents to get from point A to B in a sustainable fashion," Hamburg city spokeswoman Angelika Fritsch told the ZME Science urban planning network. "It will offer people opportunities to hike, swim, do water sports, enjoy picnics, restaurants, experience calms and watch nature right in the city."
Right, right. But what about the opportunity to, y'know, not be stuck on a crowded bus in someone's armpit? Or the opportunity to drive a V8?
Source: The Independent