“the car-free city costs between two and five times less”
An excerpt from a press release from the European Commission in 1992:
Based on these observations, Carlo RIPA di MEANA, the European Environment Commissioner, has had a study carried out on car-free cities in an attempt to find the answer to the following question: Is it possible, and if so to what extent, to conceive of a city which will operate more efficiently than the type of cities we have at present, using alternative means of transport to the private car? The answer provided by the study is positive, even in purely financial terms: the car-free city costs between two and five times less (the costs varying depending on the population density of the city).
Anybody know what happened to the study ?
P.S. See also Mixed communities, car-free cities and pedestrian apartheid
Postscript: I now have the study – In French.
Anyone willing to translate?
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