The European Commission on Monday unveiled a “single European transport area” aimed at enforcing “a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers” by 2050.
The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.
Top of the EU’s list to cut climate change emissions is a target of “zero” for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU’s future cities.
Anybody else see a flaw in this plan? For those of you who don’t speak British, “lorries” are trucks, and the last time I had been to any kind of store that sold food of any kind, that food is delivered almost exclusively by “lorries.”
I suppose that the geniuses who came up with this plan have come up with some sort of alternative where food and other supplies required by city-dwellers will be delivered by public transportation without causing commuter delays or otherwise completely fucking up Europe’s cities.
Also, you might want to plan out your subway route to the hospital in case your wife goes into labor or you have a heart attack.