Hanoi plans to ban motorcycles and scooters by 2030 in a move that is disturbingly growing across the world and reflects an upcoming movie about a future where motorcycles are banned.
Vietnam’s capital is the second-most polluted in the world, prompting the city council to announce their intended ban on al powered two-wheelers.
Hanoi will join Paris, Singapore and Milan which ban or are planning to ban older motorcycles that don’t meet modern emissions standards and other cities that charge congestion taxes for their CBD.
In fact, studies have suggested congestion taxes for Sydney and Melbourne with the latter now considering such moves.
Motorcycles are also banned in some Mid-East and Asian cites because they are the preferred vehicles of assassins and thieves.
This move to ban motorcycles reflects the disturbingly realistic film, The World’s Last Motorcycle, which depicts a future dominated by autonomous vehicles where motorcycles are banned not only because of pollution, but because of safety.The Vintagent Trailers: The Last Motorcycle On Earth from The Vintagent on Vimeo.
The film is not far from reality with safety nannies and greenies consistently and unfairly targeting motorcycles and riders.
Around the world police and politicians are also seeking tougher laws on “bikies” and loud exhausts.
And in 2017, a group of American motorcycle industry luminaries, aptly called “Give a Shift”, released a report on the future of motorcycling saying bikes are in danger of being killed off by autonomous vehicles.
With the rise of allegedly safe, electric-powered automated vehicles, motorcycles will stand out as the last “dangerous” and polluting vehicle.