Better than electric vehicles: people are now avoiding getting driver’s licenses and cars in cities such as Melbourne, Australia.
South Yarra couple Austin Cram and Tonie-Rayne Steele, both 21, have no reason to drive in the city. Both agree that a car is not necessary when they have excellent choice in public transport.
The next problem is to design better public spaces in cities.
Committee for Melbourne CEO Kate Roffey said higher density living was needed to put a brake on urban sprawl, but building more apartment towers without the opportunity for residents to be physically active was a recipe for problems.