rxclass, defending an ability to go nomading / going bush would be likely a priority of your avg climate/eco/kiddie striker. Low Carbon transport is entirely possible, aviation too, unless we utterly blow the carbon budget and smeg are fully trumps.I don't disagree that lower Carbon transport will one day be available for the Grey Nomads etc, but its not here now.
The insanity of millions of us driving petrol/diesel cars daily cross city to get to jobs we might move closer to - if only the jobs were secure, there were childcare places and good schools, and it didn't cost $40k stamp duty or an extra $100 pw rent - is a more target for change. (Let alone PT that is dependable and doesnt go via CBD.)
I understand driving to school in Nuri but I really have trouble with kids driving to school in cities. Doesn't seem right to me. I did attend school in the 1980s though, when most of us didnt even turn 18 til late in Yr 12. It is the same with 12 y.o. ordering coffees.
The biggest and lowest impact to the economy is to reduce carbon and the high cost of PT projects and major road projects is to force people to live within reasonable distances of their place of work and schools, but is anyone will to do it? My dad commuted 80km for 25 years, I'm doing it here in Dubai, my wife is 125km each way each day, my kids travel by bus 35km, at school I traveled 70km. Jobs are not that insecure that people cannot move to their location of work.
When I was at school, any Yr 12 with a license (age 17 and most kids are 17 in yr 12 by end of Term 1) and had the money to drive a car, did unless they traveled as far as I and a few others did. I assume little has changed apart from the cars being newer and using less fuel.