The World Economic Forum (WEF) is calling for a ban on car parking spots in order to meet its green agenda goals to fight “climate change.”
The plan would involve closing down parking lots and removing all on-street parking spots.
Klaus Schwab’s globalist organization argues that convenient parking slows down climate progress and will “hold back urban mobility.”
In a post on its website titled “These outdated mindsets and regulations are holding back urban mobility: Experts,” the WEF makes its case:
In many cities, on-street parking is either underpriced, or there’s an over-abundance of off-street parking.
On average, parking takes up around a third of city land mass and with around eight spots for every car.
Spaces optimized for cars reduce the ability for cities to accommodate other types of transit, or solutions such as bike sharing or scooter sharing docking stations or vehicle charging stations, says Shin-pei Tsay, Global Head of Cities and Transportation Policy, Uber Technologies.
In other words, the WEF argues that parking should cost more and that there should be fewer parking spots in the short term.
However, the WEF continues by calling for a ban on public parking altogether:
Authorities could even do away entirely with the necessity to build parking spaces (!!! – I.C.).
This has been tried in Buffalo, New York, and where the government abolished any kind of parking regulation for developers.
Developers built 25% less parking.
Interestingly, Buffalo’s experience eliminating parking has not been a success.
The WEF insists that people would ride electric scooters instead if they cannot find parking.
Shared mobility – such as ride-sharing services and e-scooters – could be key tools in the pursuit of net-zero emissions in our cities.
This is not the first time the WEF has attacked the public use of cars, however.
As Slay News previously reported, the WEF has also called for a ban on private car ownership, arguing that it is “wasteful” for the public to own their own vehicles.
The WEF is advocating for the abolition of private vehicle ownership for the planet’s greater good.
The calls come as the organization attempts to advance its “Great Reset” agenda which seeks to transform the world so that the average person will “own nothing.”
“We need a clean energy revolution, and we need it now,” states a WEF’s July 2022 article titled, “3 circular economy approaches to reduce demand for critical metals.”
“But this transition from fossil fuels to renewables will need large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, to name a few,” the globalist group continues.
“Shortages of these critical minerals could raise the costs of clean energy technologies.”
The unelected WEF recommends the public “go from owning to using” by implementing “vehicle sharing initiatives” to decrease mass reliance on critical metals.
“The average car or van in England is driven just 4% of the time,” the WEF states.
“While most already have a personal phone, 39% of workers globally have employer-provided laptops and mobile phones.
“This is not at all resource efficient,” Schwab’s organization argues.
“More sharing can reduce ownership of idle equipment and thus material usage.”
The WEF insists that the public must abandon the use of the vehicles they own.
According to the WEF, banning private ownership in its entirety is essential.
“A design process that focuses on fulfilling the underlying need instead of designing for product purchasing is fundamental to this transition,” the WEF continues.
“This is the mindset needed to redesign cities to reduce private vehicles and other usages.”
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