France may soon pay its residents to trade their private cars for e-bikes, vehicle-share services, and even transit passes — and the move is re-igniting the conversation about unconventional ways our governments can subsidize the greenest modes of transportation.
Mayor de Blasio — who has it much easier than his predecessor when it comes to urban amenities — should follow the bike-share playbook, says a co-host of the "War on Cars" podcast.
"Some of these dealerships just don't care and now a woman is dead because a car was driving on the sidewalk," Brannan said.
"We're doing the most straightforward approach," a DOT official said. "It doesn't preclude [DOT] putting in what all feel is a better or more workable bike lane in the future."
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