Further to my note in favour of better public transportation, read the item below that appeared in the New York Times in July.
Editorial writer Serge Schmemann describes how the city of Paris is providing incentives for people to use public transportation and bicycles in an effort to reduce automobile congestion and pollution.
The French have adopted novel solutions to problems before, and gridlock is another problem that is attracting special attention.
City officials have made tens of thousands of bicycles available to commuters and have built special lanes for public transit.
These are bold moves that should inspire other municipalities around the world.
Click here to read Schmemann's article called "I Love Paris on a Bus, a Bike, a Train and in Anything but a Car."