Thursday, 12 June 2008

As I Was Saying

Continuing on the same train of thought as yesterday, we're starting to see some of the growing pains of a cultural shift to less car use.

Sydney is wrestling with the idea of car pooling.

With the continuing rise in petrol prices, this is inevitable in a town with a dense centre, outer suburban sprawl and substandard public transport.

Sound familiar? Yeah. Expect similar discussions about Melbourne real soon.

In Wellington they've introduced car lanes for use only by cars with at least three people. And of course, people are using love dolls, mannequins, and probably even artful combinations of doonas-and-pillows in an effort to get around it.

Seinfeld, of course, covered this fifteen years ago.

We really are behind the times down here.