It’d be interesting to have more graphs from other countries.
They don’t have a good public transportation service.
Page 41. And 79.
They don’t have brains either. When mass transit systems are required by the public, they are implemented — the New York City Subway delivered 1.65 billion rides in 2012 (~5.4 million rides on weekdays, ~3.2 million rides on Saturdays, ~2.5 million rides on Sundays). Americans are simply too dumb to use anything but their own cars.
But France is the most car dependent country on this continent and they have a good public transport service.
The most car-dependent country? Source, please?
It was in 2005 (the statistics is not online anymore). Now 83% of passenger-km are traveled by car.
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/statistics/doc/2011/pocketbook2011.pdf Page 43.
Very strange, practically unbelievable. Much more believable are: Iceland 88.6%, Norway 87.9%, Finland 84.3%, Sweden 81.7%, for geographical reasons.
But France 83% (SNCF 9.9%, bus 5.6%, tram & métro 1.5%) and Germany 84.6% (DB 7.9%, Bus 6%, Straßenbahn & U-Bahn 1.6%) are not right.
This planet is full of retards.
Not necessarily retards, it’s what people do. Everybody fuckin wants their own car and I understand this desire. A car gives you certain independence, the problem is when there are too many cars.
I’ve travelled around Europe quite a bit, at least in the western part. The amount of cars, traffic and parking spaces is horrific.
We’re slowly but surely chocking our cities. The amount of pollution is also terrible, fumes, noise, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of people getting killed in car accidents.
Europe is also much more dense than USA and the problems are felt more strongly. For what it’s worth it’s more understandable to own a car in USA, there the distances are greater, the infrastructure not so much.
Electric and driverless cars can’t come soon enough, whoever impedes their coming should be accused of crimes against humanity.
If the energy generating source is “green” then the public transport service make sense. But if we use fossil fuel, I don’t see way we should use this service.
A bus that transports 100 people is far less polluting than 50-100 individual cars.
“Transport is responsible for around 20% of London’s CO2 emissions; buses make up 5% of the transport total. The city has set a target of a 20% reduction in emissions by the year 2020. Converting London’s entire bus fleet to hybrid vehicles would reduce CO2 emissions by around 200,000 tonnes per year.”
Repet: “buses make up 5% of the transport total” !!!
You know, they often regard this as a sign of an advanced society. I’d rather see it as the new Far West, each one with his own horse. Dead without a horse. That’s why I declined the offer I had to live there, wow, almost 12 years ago. I still don’t regret this choice.
Where do you live now?
The problem is now everywhere in Europe.
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