“The ’15-minute city’ is an urban planning concept rapidly spreading in North America and Europe. They aim to make everything—where people work, shop, get their education, healthcare, and leisure activities—just 15 minutes away.
The idea is for bureaucrats to restrict—and eventually prohibit—car use because everything is within walking or biking distance. Phasing out hydrocarbons, in general, and cars with internal combustion engines, in particular, is a primary goal of the carbon hysterics.
Critics also argue that 15-minute cities will eventually allow for total surveillance and control of people’s lives, as governments will inevitably pair them with an ESG social credit system and central bank digital currencies.”
The image is mine. My hometown is rapidly being transformed into one of these 15-minute open air prisons. Costruction and reconstruction is going on all over the place and has been since about a year ago. The image shows one of several roads being reconfigured with half of the width being dedicated to pedestrians, bikes and electric scooters, which is exactly in line with the 15-minute concept as it “allows” us to move further and easier in 15 minutes with those means of transport. It also shows clearly that they aren’t intending for there to be much car and truck traffic in the future. In other words the claims of a transition to electric vehicles are false.
As the article states, once these 15-minute cities are in place, there’s really nothing stopping them from further exploiting the carbon threat scam to lock us in, on the grounds that we then have “everything we need” within 15-minutes and don’t need to move any further and therefore shouldn’t in order to reduce carbon emissions.
And, of course, we the tax payers around the world are paying for these tyrannical reconfigurations of our infrastructure while the oligarchy and their minions who are doing this dirty work for them reap the profits. A so called public-private partnership, also known as fascism.