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  • I've not heard that the UK are banning private ownership of cars & I'm a UK citizen who owns a car. There is a proposal to ban the sale of new petrol & diesel cars in 2030 & petrol or diesel hybrids in 2035. Plug-in electric & hydrogen fuel cell cars will be on sale, existing & used petrol or diesel cars will still be around for a few years, Any government that wants to discourage private car use for congestion or pollution reasons needs to make serious investments in clean, efficient public transport, which most aren't.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • ** 1 ** Agree with first answer: I've not heard that about the U.K. ** 2 ** But there are many nations that have enacted laws intended to make personal ownership of automobiles VERY EXPENSIVE, and this is because of two things: roads that are much too congested, and public transportation that the nation wants more residents to use (at a fee) so that the government does not have to spend so much supporting said public transport ** 3 ** Indeed: in some CITIES it is already the case that one cannot drive personal vehicles, and it is because of the reasons previously stated ** 4 ** Such nations and cities inevitably suffered SEVERE TRAFFIC CONGESTION before enacting such laws. This happens in nations with very high population density and in very large cities in which roads predate widespread use of automobiles (and so predate automobile congestion). *** In other words: nations and cities have enacted such laws in order to solve a serious traffic flow problem and/or in order to lessen the government cost of maintaining public transportation. *** IN THE U.S. we have a relatively low population density, great distances to travel compared to most other nations, and a relatively poor public transportation system (for example: no nationalized government funded public transport). Thus, there is no chance in the near future of "banning private ownership of cars". I would say the same - for example - of Canada. *** "Here in California, they are banning gasoline powered vehicles by 2030." - Yeah, but that is NOT "banning private ownership of cars". Rather: it's "banning sales of NEW private vehicles that are significant sources of pollution than alternative private vehicles, resulting in increased private ownership of cars that are less polluting". *** Now: whether or not the private electric car is more or less polluting than the private petroleum-fueled car is certainly debatable, but the fact remains that IF a law that new gasoline-powered vehicles could not be sold in Cali was enacted, that certainly WOULD NOT prevent private ownership of cars. It would only prevent private ownership of A PARTICULAR TYPE of car.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • This is misinformation. You took something you heard and twisted it around. This is why links to the source are needed. I seriously doubt ANYONE said ANYTHING about BANNING private ownership of cars. Americans love their cars! Cars are powered by other means than gasoline. They're just trying to reduce gasoline consumption, emissions and probably road congestion. Hybrids are more common now and hydrogen and steam propulsion is still an option and under some circumstances used grease can fuel cars. Our city uses natural gas in the busses. Then there are your Segways and hovercraft to look forward to. Electric scooters and power assisted bicycles are common here. And if you think about it Covid has increased the use of telecommuting limiting the need for transportation at all.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • I hadn't heard about this DWW, just looked, https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1540834/private-car-ownership-ban-proposals-uk-cities-reaction The ban is on ownership in cities first, they've had a massive push back of 91% of the population against, I think they are going to have a fight on their hands. Quote "Transport Minister Trudy Harrison called for the country to move away from car ownership with shared mobility instead becoming the norm. She called for a system that is “fit for the future” and said the UK needed to depart from “20th century thinking centred around private vehicle ownership."

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