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European Commission is not preparing a ban on cars in city centres
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Contrary to comments made by a government Minister today, the European Commission is not considering an EU level ban on cars in city centres by 2050. Cities are of course best placed to decide their own transport mix.

Today's Transport White Paper acknowledges that many European cities are struggling with the challenges of congestion, noise pollution, traffic jams and so on. Something needs to be done and phasing out conventional combustion engines is a realistic objective. The role of the European level is to help the shift to alternative forms of transport take place, and make them more attractive to users.

    European Commission is not preparing a ban on cars in city centres

    European Commission head of media in the UK, Antonia Mochan said "No one city or even country can act alone to bring on stream the technologies needed to tackle the challenges of transport in Europe's cities. That is where action at European level can help. But a blanket ban on conventional cars is not on the table."

     
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    Last update: 29/03/2011  |Top