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Is driving the new smoking?


Greater Auckland likens the changes needed in transport to the changes we have seen in smoking over the last few decades. The Ministry of Transport have issued a "green paper". This outlines some pathways to reducing transport related emissions. The article looks back on what our cities used to look like - including a network of trams - which were removed in favour of the private car. Is it time to flip back and give priority to public transport and active modes? The article looks back at how smoking has changed - bans on advertising, no smoking in bars - all of which was criticized by some.

Is it time for the same thing to happen to transport?