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  • lee schipper
    I have had the same experience looking at the US from surveys, but in other IEA countries, there is a small non-car population (like myself ) in the cores of
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 11, 2000
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      I have had the same experience looking at the US from surveys, but in other IEA countries, there is a
      small non-car population (like myself ) in the cores of large cities who are not poor. Only 8% of
      americans in the licensable ages of 18 and over don't have licenses, and these are mostly poor or
      somehow handicapped from driving--or new yorkers. The number is much higher for Europe, probably 20-25%,
      suggesting there are significant numbers of not-poor non drivers. However, if you look at age specific
      license possession or access to cars, those 45 and under ate mostly car-red or have access to a car. My
      guess, and its only a raw guess, is that 5-10% of European households, all concentrated in cities,
      consciously have no car, while the 15% have no car because of economic reasons and 10% because of age,
      leaving 65=70% of hh with access to at least one car. This is consistent with the number of cars/1000
      people in Europe, about 400 (with Italy, Germany, Sweden, France higher and UK, Denmark, Netherlands
      lower . etc). 1 car for 2.5 people, with average hh size around 2.5 but roughly 1/2 of all households
      with cars have 2, .....

      Anyway, I enjoy my 24 speed bike in Paris


      EcoPlan wrote:

      > Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 06:59:24 -0500
      > From: "Jim Gregory" <jim@...>>
      > From: John Snyder wrote:
      > > Michael Dudley wrote:
      > >
      > > > Obviously, some serious
      > > > market research would be needed to see if the carfree population is
      > largely
      > > > that way against their will, or if a sizable demographic has chosen it
      > as a
      > > > lifestyle.
      > >
    • Ryan Lanyon
      La version fran��������ais suit. Getting around just got easier. It s here! Check out http://www.rmoc.on.ca/travelwise and explore the Region of
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 11, 2000
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        La version fran€  çais suit.

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        ---
        Ryan Lanyon
        Transportation Demand Management Programs
        Mobility Management Branch
        Environment and Transportation Department
        Region of Ottawa-Carleton
        (613)560-6001 ext. 1874
        (613)560-6068 fax
        lanyonry@...
        http://www.rmoc.on.ca/travelwise
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