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The legendary red double-Decker buses will disappear from London

The famous and for decades an integral part of the tourism industry of the British capital suffered a double blow…

The legendary red double-Decker buses will disappear from London
Large red buses, with an open observation deck on the second floor, literally driven from the streets of London. The initiative comes from the authorities of the historic center, Westminster, who threaten to convert 68 key bus Parking lots into something more democratic and environmentally-green, like areas for electric cars. And what is roll of tourists, the problems a little bit greedy travel agencies.

The Ministry of health of great Britain is ringing the alarm – we lose 40 thousand citizens a year due to air pollution! And that’s minus £ 20 billion in Treasury revenue, Sirs and peers, if that makes sense to you. The reason, one example, you can see for yourself from the Windows of their London residences: long outdated, smelly diesel tourist buses-mastodons. Which stupid traditions are of priority routes along the busiest parts of the city!

Cubic meters of emissions does not apply to buses that carry Londoners themselves, they run in an economical mode

The problem is not that red buses travel around London, but that tourist excursions involve Parking for 10-15 minutes, during which the engines of cars are not suppressed. Though at idle, but they saturate the atmosphere with cubic meters of emissions, working every day. This does not apply to buses that carry Londoners themselves, they run in an economical mode. And, unlike the touristy “double-ducherow”, constantly moderniziriruyutsya and transferred to a more secure and efficient types of fuel.

Organizers of bus tours in London and the ear do not lead to calls to limit emissions, and when they are pressed, justified. Say, old cars in themselves sights, it is impossible to change a design. And Parking in the historical places to touch, too, is impossible – the same tradition! But then the carriers clearly are evil, but because of the threat of the authorities to eliminate the Parking lot or to place them under electric cars can be considered a real threat. And tourists, well, they are now advanced and a pleasure to ride bikes, too, with the prefix “electro”.

Tourist excursions involve Parking for 10-15 minutes, during which the engines of cars are not suppressed

The situation around the red buses is aggravated by the development of the initiative of the London businessman and socialist Dan Atkins. He founded the organization “Buses4Homeless”, which buys old buses and converts them into housing for the homeless. Fortunately, a strong two-storey structure is convenient for these purposes, and abandoned buses more and more and you can get them for a song. The same old-fashioned cars with exorbitant emissions, which are too worn out to put tourists in them.

London, as you know, since the beginning of the Millennium has been plagued by a real estate crisis, and any more or less reasonable initiatives to improve the housing situation receive the total approval of the inhabitants. Add to this the persistent desire to make the air in the city cleaner, and it becomes clear why the cult of red buses hung a real threat. They are legend, but she just does not fit into the modern world.

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