My family and I traveled to Amsterdam this summer, where we took an electric-powered boat tour around the city. Our guide informed us that in an effort toward zero emissions and noise reduction, all tour boats on the Amsterdam canals are required to be electric by 2025. In Strausbourg, France, we took another boat tour and enjoyed the peace and quiet of individual headphones relaying information about the city’s history and architecture — in our choice of eight languages. Privately owned Sabino Canyon Tours has been making money from Sabino Canyon for 20 years. For the sake of all Sabino Canyon visitors, it’s time for the winning tour concessionaire to join the 21st century and ditch the noise and exhaust.

Kathy McMahon

Midtown

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