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Dear Stephen

1st October 2000

In the history of human liberation the motor car must count as a significant leap forward. During the first half of the 20th century the car was a luxury item enjoyed by the rich. In the decades after the second world war it became a primary source of mobility for almost everybody. It profoundly affects where we live, how we live, how we work, and how we play. We are heavily car dependent-a source of pleasure and of pain. We know that cars cause problems: congestion, accidents, CO2 emissions contributing to global warming. The…

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