well a nice dissussion since I was busy moving today. so many points made and opinions stated. Some observations and reality checks: Whether Dmgte developes like Cebu or not, it will likely be a change not based on what any of us choose, but what is expedient and or neccessary due to the growth of the community. Case in point; If robinsons, no, when Robinsons opens the 3 story mall with an 80 room hotel on the top floor, what impact will that have on the dmgte we know and love? I personally am not against it. But the traffic pattens alone when school lets out in the area will be extraordinarily taxed. I would expect to see traffic lights soon, at least in selected areas. There is a chance of reducing the carbon footprint with the implementation of lp gas, electric, and hybrid vehicles. Even electric vehicles have a carbon footprint though they may emit no exhaust. Still a noble goal. The conudrum is "reality". Somewhat of an oxymoron. Wealthy developed areas draw the most potential investment when economies of scale are considered. What can smaller less wealthy communities do? Without EU support, in a price per unit that a taxi driver can afford? An electric trike while interesting and ultimately very achievable with the current technology, would be so out of price range, that it would be of little use in small towns like dmgte. I thought it might be doable until I started to look into it. The next best thing would in fact as stated above, have legitimate emmissions tests, outlaw two strokes, and efficientize the existing planform of modalty, (the beloved or hated trike). For example if the over 2000 trikes in dmgte would reduce fuel consumption by 10% some very rough calculations would indicate a savings of 800 gallons of gas per week. (I have to check on this further, probably more) Not something the gas station owners would endorse I suspect. But really only a start in the right direction. Attitudes are the single most difficult thing to change in all of this. Vehicle maintanence is nearly non existent, or relegated to crisis management status. No tune ups, no scheduled check ups here.