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A will and way for fewer cars

This is in response to the letter “Take it from Malta” (July 4, 2018), about their need for parking, after there was a definite desire and effort made to cut back on people’s use of cars in Malta, which turned out to be a tremendous failure.

We have just returned from a trip in Europe, and we were in two major cities, Zurich and Stockholm, which would seemingly have the same problem. But they don’t. There seemed to be little traffic and few cars on the road. What we did see were hundreds and hundreds of parked bicycles, huge numbers of walking pedestrians, and remarkable frequency in available public transportation, including buses and trains.

Where there’s a will there’s a way. The Swiss and the Swedes in these two cities take pride In their environmentally friendly lives.

And a lovely added bonus is the lack of obesity.

Shirley and Larry Grossman

Spokane


 

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