Not really, but I hate that they can be privately owned by anybody!
Why can't we use government owned or corporate owned (with restrictions) vehicles instead?
Less pollution! Less oil related problems! Less traffic woah! Less expenditure on roads! Less accidents and deaths! Perks for pedestrian and people who love to walk.
Counter arguments to some possible arguments:
- but public transport sucks!
-- but look at all those benefits! Also, if everyone starts using it, the demand and supply magic will happen and the services would become considerably sophisticated! There will be enough number of buses for everyone to get a seat. And you know the number of people that fit in one bus take the space of like ten buses if they're in cars.
- what if I wanna go to somewhere alone or with family?
--You have taxis! But this time the drivers will be certified employees of the company. They'll have gone through tests and all, since all the vehicle owning process would be centralized and regulated.
- but i like cars!
-- stop being petty
- You communist!
-- yeah there's some similarity, but in this sense, being a communist isn't such a bad thing I think. Sure there will be corruption. But there's corruption everywhere, I don't think it's a big enough problem to justify the benefits we are missing here.
- What to do with all the existing cars!?!
-- Now That is a good question. I don't know. Tough question. Maybe allow people to own then till the cars wear out and instead of repairing them, just convert em to scrap metal for some amount of money. Doesn't seem like a good answer. But hey at least we agree that this idea is a good one, just that it has a practical difficulty to implement. It's important that we hold on to such ideas, so that they can pass on to later generations who can turn them to reality if they can solve the difficulties.
So what do you think?
(And I think cycles are fine, they don't take too much space, no traffic, no oil, no pollution)