Monday, 11 February 2013

The Future of Transport in Finchley

 March Meeting - The Future of Transport In Finchley

The Finchley Society, Environment and Transport Committee, March meeting at Avenue House will be a discussion evening entitled The Future Of Transport In Finchley. We Have invited a panel of experts to field your questions and, we hope, stimulate a lively debate on all aspects of local travel. 

Nowadays the motor car is often regarded as an indispensable accoutrement of modern
living. But is it so absolutely necessary? And what is the true cost? There are now over 150,000 cars in the borough, more than 10 times the number that we had 50 years ago and we now have more cars here than homes. Without doubt cars have brought about huge changes to the face of Finchley in the last half century. Our once practically empty roads are now often jam packed and fume filled. Pollution is now at dangerously high levels. Priority has been given to motor traffic at all costs, and as roads have expanded, greenery has disappeared.

 But what about more sustainable forms of transport? Are we here in Finchley doing enough? Have we joined the Mayor’s ‘Cycling Revolution‘? Could we be walking more? What about new technology like electric cars and hydrogen fuel cells? Are we planning a public transport infrastructure for future generations. Is the Council doing enough for sustainable future transport? If you have any views or questions, please come along for what promises to be a interesting and stimulating discussion evening.

The Future of Transport In Finchley, Avenue House
Thursday March 21st 2013 7-30pm for an 8-00pm start.
Please submit specific questions or queries in writing by 15th March

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