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Trudy Harrison MP, transport minister, called for the country to move away from car ownership earlier this month. She called for shared mobility to become the norm instead, including bike share schemes, car clubs, shared rides, e-scooters and demand based transport.
The MP for Copeland in Cumbria said the scheme should be “fit for the future” and wanted to introduce “greater flexibility, with personal choice and low carbon shared transport”.
Express.co.uk readers have slammed the proposals, saying that it would alienate those who live in rural areas with poor access to public transport.
User mikehbroadway said: “I live in the Cotswolds at least five miles from any shops.
“There is no public transport.
“I do have a horse, maybe I have to ride him to the shops / doctor’s office / pharmacy????”
Similarly, Express user Dunky questioned how a potential scheme would work and how it could have huge impacts on older drivers.
They said: “Car sharing might work for those on scheduled trips for work.
“But how about at other times? Visiting families, friends etc. Even shopping.
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“Most will not, and should not be dictated to about the way they travel.
“Pensioners need the freedom to go out when they can.
“And, will all MPs travel to work under a shared scheme?”
Another reader said: “No car, no job for 90 percent of taxpayers.
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