Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Banning cars from the Olympics

It has been reported that spectators attending the 2012 Olympic games will be prevented from driving anywhere near the games. The organisers say they want this to be the greenest Olympics of modern times.

Just be careful when putting politics before practicality. It's one thing for a couple of London based tourists to get the train, it's a completely different matter when you're a family of four from the other side of the country lugging a pram around all day. The Millenium Dome should serve as a useful lesson. In line with the Labour government's vision of "sustainable transport", the area around the dome was also designated "car free" and as a result, hardly anyone bothered visiting.