With the onset of hybrid technologies, automakers are making it possible for daily drivers to use less and less fuel, but wouldn’t the ideal solution be to not have to use a car at all? One city in Germany thinks so, and is trying to eliminate cars completely from its roads.
In Hamburg, a plan is in place to eliminate cars from the roads, and turning the automotive thoroughfares into greenways that can be traversed by bicycle. These greenways would be connected to already-existing parks and trails.
I – Word Understanding
onset – the beginning of something
thoroughfare- a main road
traversed – can be passed through
II – Have Your Say
1. Cycling is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around. However, there are still arguments against bicycles such as:
Are bicyclists legal road users?
Bicyclists often ignore/violate traffic rules.
That Creating Special Bicycle Facilities is Much More Important than Improving Skills
2. Why do people love cars?
3. Is the world addicted to oil?
The world consumes approximately 85 million barrels of oil a day, compared to
66 million barrels a day in 1990.