Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Taiwan can jump ahead with free transit

The automobile is dragging down economies all over the world. The traffic jams, wasted space, noise, and collisions are just part of this tremendously wasteful method of moving people.

Taiwan should make public transit fare free. Start with city buses. Then gradually start banning cars from some streets. Eventually the cities can be car-free.

The elimination of this waste will mean cleaner air, lower carbon emissions, and much less money exported for oil. This will leapfrog the Taiwan economy and create a quieter, more beautiful island.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Don't like noise? Make buses fare-free, reduce traffic

BBC News - Taiwan's noise pollution dilemma: "Some of the noise is typical of any developed country - jackhammers, drills and car alarms. But some are telling of Taiwan's lifestyle: herds of scooters - they're cheaper than cars and easier to park, but louder."

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