What would it be like if everyone in your town did all their local driving in golf carts? One only has to look to Peachtree City, GA, a planned community just south of Atlanta, to get an idea. Almost every family in this town of 35,000 has one of the low-speed, low-carbon vehicles. That makes for about 10,000 of them roaming the 90 miles of cart-compatible paths, picking up groceries, taking kids to school and
The phenomenon began after the construction of the first golf course in the sixties when residents wanted a cart-specific path to access the facility. From there it quickly grew, even influencing State legislation in 1974 allowing golf carts on public streets. A survey conducted by the city indicates that carts make a million trips a year that would otherwise be made by larger vehicles. Hit for jump for a nice video piece by AP and let us know if you'd like your town to follow their example.
[Source: Associated Press / Peachtree City]