‘Spouting garbage’: Drivers attack plans to end car ownership – ‘how would it work for me’

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Transport minister, Trudy Harrison, called for the country to move away from car ownership, with shared mobility instead becoming the norm. The MP for Copeland said the country needs to move away from “20th century thinking centred around private vehicle ownership” and introduce “greater flexibility, with personal choice and low carbon shared transport”.

Many drivers have attacked the idea, saying the Government was declaring a “war on cars”.

Express.co.uk reader Sir Slightly Alarmed slammed the proposals, pointing out that many people in rural areas rely on cars.

They claimed: “Trudy Harrison should know better – she represents Copeland in the NW of Cumbria, a constituency that is largely rural, some extremely remote.

“She knows full well that public transport services in many of the parts of her constituency are a figment of the imagination.

“The last bus went from my village 10 years ago. Her own village hasn’t seen a bus for even longer.

“The train service on a single track line up the West coast is dire, and the rolling stock is filthy and decades old.

“I sincerely hope that she had her fingers crossed when she spouted this garbage.

“Not going to happen Trudy, not in my lifetime, not in yours and probably never.”

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Similarly, jimhewitt44 commented on how it would affect him: “When we first moved to this area, we lived in a village between Stevenage & Welwyn Garden City.

“So not a million miles from the London centric wombles.

“There was a regular (and only) bus service to Stevenage. It left on Thursday morning at 09.00 and returned at 13.00.

“This was our only bus service, and they now expect everybody not to have a car.

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