Here’s an idea we can only hope will never be introduced.
According to today’s Canberra Times, ACT Government Minister John Hargreaves has returned from a trip to China with a proposal to restrict Canberrans to driving their cars every second day.
The idea has been tested in Beijing, where, under an odds and evens number plate system, around 1.3 million cars have been taken off the streets each day in a bid to cut pollution in the lead up to next year’s Olympics.
The Canberra Times story opens with the line that Canberra residents “could be restricted to driving their cars every second day”, but there’s no direct quote from the Minister to back it up. Only a statement that Mr Hargreaves said he would be keen to see the results of the trials.
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They wouldn’t… would they?