Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?Posted: September 5, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized 2 Comments
It’s an appealing meme, but the idea Australian cities could replicate the experience of Amsterdam if only they had the political will is harder than might look
Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?
What a great idea! It would need a lot more emphasis on active transport than we have now though.
Cars for many Melbournians are a major element in their need to display wealth, as well as displaying a form of self expression and self esteem. For some people, where the car is parked, relative to the office entrance is also perceived as an additional display element and mark of success.
One wonders whether the Dutch, and how many Europeans may have a different mind set.