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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Plan Calls For Banning Cars In European City Centers

We talk a LOT in my line of work about reducing carbon dioxide emissions, finding alternative modes of transportation and reducing vehicle miles of travel. Well, in Europe they're apparently tired of talking and are proposing to do something about it. 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.

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