Re: Well come to Norwich then...
"f Venice can manage without cars...."
Have you ever been to Venice*? Doing anything other than wandering around as a tourist is a logistical nightmare. Whilst you do have the canals to get heavy stuff around, not everything is canal facing, However, I don't think we have the funds in Norwich to put canals in, plus the cyclists would complain. Venice doesn't also claim to be a standard city of offices and commerce. It's purely a tourist trap selling trinkets to US day trippers.
Cities or towns need to state clearly their mission statement for the next 100 years.
1. We are going to become a heritage tourist location so commerce and industry best go away.
2. We are to be a centre for commerce and business development.
So anyway...back in the real world.
*been there twice for two weeks in total.