Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Car Statistics
- Michael Schramm wrote:
> This doesn't quite gel in my mind. This equates to some 789,000Although it may not seem realistic it is very true. The deaths are mainly from
> fatalities globally per year. Seems to be on the high side given that
> statistics indicate domestic automotive causalties range from
> 35,000-45,000 annually. With the U.S population representing 5
> percent of the global population and expecting a disproportionate
> number of auto related deaths to occur here (say 20 percent) I would
> expect worldwide causalties to fall in the 200,000 range.
> Nevertheless, it still cuts away at the "logic" that the automobile is
> the price we must pay for mobility in the modern age.
foreign countries that are new to the technology of the automobile. Please go to
www.wri.org to see for your self if you have any doubts.
>Although it may not seem realistic it is very true. The deaths areI did but could not determine where to link to in order to view the
>mainly from foreign countries that are new to the technology of the
>automobile. Please go to www.wri.org to see for your self if you
>have any doubts.
stats. Anyway, I suppose I trust them. Autocentricity in developing
nations does seem to be outstripping efforts to implement mass transit
and human powered mobility by far. Unfortunately, that the U.S.
continues to be a role model for modernization plans for these nations
is the core of the problem. The number of cities in this world that
are following the example of Curitiba, Brazil are all too few.