Sunday, April 27, 2008

One alternative to the car

Drive Carts, Not Cars - New York Times

There are very few car thefts in Peachtree City, Ga. There are, however, more than a few cart thefts. This planned town 25 miles south of Atlanta has 90 miles of golf-cart paths and 9,000 registered carts, one for every four of its 36,000 residents. About two-thirds of the households own at least one. Kids drive them to school (no driver’s license is required for a cart). Seniors who’ve given up their cars drive their carts to the doctor and to go shopping. And of the 80 motor vehicles reported stolen last year, 72 were golf carts, which sell new from about $5,000 at the three Peachtree City cart-sales shops; used carts run about $2,000.
No, Ontario is not Georgia, but there are solutions.

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