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Telegraph | News | Back to the future in a horse and cart

Britons could face a future in which most people travel by bicycle or horse and air travel becomes a distant memory, a Government think tank said yesterday....

The apocalyptic scenario, following an energy crisis, was one of four outlined by Foresight. The team was asked to predict how Britain and its transport infrastructure could look in 50 years' time. Underpinning all its predictions is the belief that huge changes will be needed to cope with the problems of congestion and climate change.

.... Britain would meet the Kyoto greenhouse gas emissions targets by 2022.
Cities of the future would resemble the packed Asian model, rather than the American urban sprawl. Farmers' markets would be commonplace and the use of the car would decline markedly.

Comments

With all those vehicles replaced by horses has anyone calculated how deep the horse sh*t in the streets is going to be in 50 years time?

And there will be chocolate rivers and pink fluffy bunnies.

What beautiful dreamers they are... The horse-gas emissions will continue the Warming, so snuggle down deep with the duckies and bunnies.

How would I get to my Eco-Commie conferences?

Will Allah let you ride bicycles?

Britons could face a future in which most people travel by bicycle or horse and air travel becomes a distant memory,
and this is apocalyptic why exactly? 'Horse' is a bit farfetched though. What's wrong with Shanks's pony?
Reminds me, I must get the puncture on my bike repaired.

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