I’ve limited the scope of this question to a dense city, although you’re free to explore further if you want.
Let’s assume a country designs a new planned city, with an emphasis on avoiding private motor vehicles like cars and trucks.
Would any tasks still require private motor vehicles, such as the moving of heavy goods? It’s easy to look at current society and see ‘well we’d need a truck to deliver furniture to office buildings, or moving products to stores’, but will a planned city be able to avoid this?
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Yes. Even if you could use the train to transfer furniture or other heavy objects, you still have some distance from the station to your home, and possibly the furniture store was some distance away from the station.
Kei trucks will be a viable option in such scenarios. Suitable for a dense city with narrow streets and no car parking.