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Al Gore Wants to Spend $90 Trillion to Create World Without Cars

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If you ever wanted to live in a giant slum with no way to get anywhere except by waiting on the poorly operated local public transit system in hock to municipal systems, you can have it for just $90 trillion.

Come on. That’s pocket change. And just think, you’ll be able to live in a horrible futuristic nightmare.

Former Vice President Al Gore and Mexican President Felipe Calderon proposed a $90 trillion plan to redesign every city on earth so that motor vehicles would become obsolete due to more dense populations.

Neither man seems to understand that most people still won’t live where they work, unless it’s at a McDonald’s, which is how the Obama economy looks.

By 2030, around 60 percent of the global population will live in urban areas. Cities and urban areas will house nearly all of the world’s net population growth over the next two decades. 1.4 million people are being added to urban areas each week, roughly the population of Stockholm [Sweden].

Calderon said these new, redesigned cities would not include the integration of automobiles, but rather more mass transit.

“We cannot have these cities with low density, designed for the use of cars,” he said. “We recommend those cities should have more density and more mass transportation.”

Density and more mass transportation? How can you go wrong?

(Note: Al Gore will still go on living in a giant mansion far away from all the density and flying places on private jets because he is too important to the Green cause to subject him to living like the new peasantry.)

Re-densification is taking place in cities as diverse as London, Brussels, Tokyo, Hamburg, Nagoya and Beijing. More than 160 cities have implemented bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, which can carry large numbers of passengers per day at less than 15% of the cost of a metro. The BRT in Bogotá, Colombia, for example, carries up to 2.1 million passengers per day, complemented by a citywide network of bicycle paths that connect residents to public transport, community spaces and parks. 91 China will have 3,000km of urban rail networks by 2015. Nearly 700 cities had bike-sharing schemes at the end of 2013, up from five in 2000.

Don’t you want to live like the residents of Bogota, Tokyo and some horrible Chinese megalopolis? Get on board now. It’s either that or being turned into Soylent Green.

(Note: Al Gore will not be turned into Soylent Green and will not eat it due to his importance to the cause.)

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14 Comments on "Al Gore Wants to Spend $90 Trillion to Create World Without Cars"

  1. Plantagenet on Wed, 28th Jan 2015 1:40 pm 

    Just because Al Gore lives in mansions and flies in private jets doesn’t mean the rest of us aren’t going to have to downsize our lifestyles and reduce our consumption.

    We can’t all live like Al Gore—the planet can’t support it.

  2. J-Gav on Wed, 28th Jan 2015 4:36 pm 

    90 trillion dollars? Is that all? Well, I think I’ve got that in my pocket here now, just let me have a look … Euh, well, no, I guess I’m a little short, how about yawl?

  3. Northwest Resident on Wed, 28th Jan 2015 5:10 pm 

    I’m sure it is just a publicity stunt intended to grab everybody’s attention and get them thinking about a world without cars, which is the future reality. Al Gores can’t possibly be stupid enough to believe that the world will be able to cough up $90 trillion to revamp the world for “no cars”. It has to be a publicity stunt. If not, then I guess we just have to realize that some fantasy worlds are much bigger than the ones you and I sometimes live in (or that some of us live in most of the time).

  4. Makati1 on Wed, 28th Jan 2015 6:13 pm 

    NO Problem! Grandma Yellen can type that much up on her keyboard before breakfast! It is obvious that insanity is spreading among the elite. It is already rampant among the masses.

  5. MSN Fanboy on Wed, 28th Jan 2015 7:02 pm 

    Welcome to the future… 1984.

    Enough said.

    Luckily the system will fail.

  6. Perk Earl on Wed, 28th Jan 2015 8:03 pm 

    Instead of this plan why not eliminate all cars from the streets and have roof covered, but open on the sides fast horizontal escalators. You run to jump on it and run to jump off of it. You could even have foam rubber landing pits to help the un-athletic jump off into. People would get in much better shape very fast. It would be like running to catch a train in the olden days.

    Traffic in most cities moves so slowly surely a fast escalator would be faster. It could go say 8 mph. If across the city is 2 miles you make it there in 15 minutes and have no car to park at 20 bucks an hour.

    It sure would be a lot cheaper than 90 trillion.

  7. viewcrafters on Thu, 29th Jan 2015 7:19 am 

    After all it may turn out that the automotive companies really are the antichrist and must be dissolved.
    viewcrafters

  8. Davy on Thu, 29th Jan 2015 7:29 am 

    “The day car will lay heaps their wheel turning in vain”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78656nwE8pY

  9. Kenz300 on Thu, 29th Jan 2015 10:12 am 

    Some cities and states encourage bikes………. they provide safe walking and biking lanes and trails. Cities also should encourage businesses and apartments to provide safe places to lock or store a bicycle. Buy a bicycle and worry less about the price of oil.

    Bike Friendly Cities, The Journey to School – YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-XenU6UEp

  10. mollytherealdeal on Thu, 29th Jan 2015 6:11 pm 

    I want to state three things:
    1)I have driven cars for over half my life. My first two cars I drove were muscle cars.
    2)I am a Republican. I did not vote for Al Gore on that very controversial election primarily because Al Gore wanted a carbon that which would have translated into a gasoline tax which could have raised prices by $0.50-$1.00 per gallon.
    3) I am not an Al Gore fan, and believe he lives a hypocritical lifestyle since he talks about the environment so much.

    His proposal is not that bad. In transportation, 90% of the transportation funding has been for cars. Perhaps we should change to spend more money for people.

    I saved enough money for a university, then I was severely pressured by my parents to buy a car first. So, I caved in their pressure, and spend a year and a half at a community college, then transferred over. To my surprise, I learned that at the university, a car was superfluous. It is possible to build a city so that people do not need a car like where my family lived.

    Right now, about less than half of US high school kids have a drivers license. America, one of the car loving countries in the world, may be going through a cultural shift. I see more bike lanes get painted, car parking spaces turned into bike parking spaces, and people talking about turning certain streets into car free zones. Several of my friends have given up their cars for something else.

    I embrace the change.

  11. GregT on Thu, 29th Jan 2015 7:37 pm 

    I read in our local newspaper a few years back, that 18 percent of the population of Vancouver will never leave the city in their entire lives. I find that to be extremely sad. I see it more and more everyday. We are bringing up an entire generation of kids, that have completely forgotten what it really means to be alive. The cities are not places for human beings to be alive, they are the places for the sheep to be herded. When the oil age has ended, and our economies have collapsed, they will be the places where the sheep will be left for slaughter.

  12. Davy on Thu, 29th Jan 2015 7:39 pm 

    Molly, 35 plus years ago I should not of had a license. I was damn lucky I did not die or kill someone. I see it as a plus young kids are driving less with less driving privileges. Cars are coffins for the young.

  13. Makati1 on Fri, 30th Jan 2015 5:19 am 

    BTW: The picture is from a Bruce Willis movie.

  14. Ace on Fri, 30th Jan 2015 11:24 am 

    I got to travel in China on one of their bullet trains. Thought it was the coolest way to travel. A first class ticket was around $20. Two trains would pass each other in a blink of an eye. Really, if you blinked you missed it. Would like to see cities in the US connected by high speed rail. One could hop on train, go to a big city like Chicago, spend the day shopping or visiting relative, and go home the same day w/o the stress or cost of driving.

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