re: Global Warming

One of’s lead articles today:

The world’s governments must dramatically cut emissions of heat-trapping gases or learn to live with more droughts, heat waves, powerful rainstorms and rising sea levels that will affect millions, leading climate scientists said after the release of a landmark global warming report today.

So why not have cities do what Paris is doing? From Dave Lebovitz’s blog:

Over 20,000 bicycles are on their way to Paris as part of the mayor’s plan to make the residents of the city less-dependent on cars. (Many citizens of the city are absolutely irate about the new bike lanes.) The bikes will be free to use and can be picked up at one of 1451 stations, then dropped off at any one of them as well.

I’d love to see something like this over here.

2 Comments so far

  1. Brenda (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

    The college I attended as an undergraduate had a program like that. The problem was that you’d find people we’re stashing the bikes in their rooms, or just taking them instead of leaving them at a station for others to use.

  2. evan (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

    Yeah. That makes sense. Makes me wonder what preventive measures the city’s taking, then. Did the college ever have any?

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