Comment 99909

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted April 05, 2014 at 08:29:25 in reply to Comment 99884

Fascinating. I don't have the current NatGeo but found some current data here:

http://www.inrix.com/pressrelease_1218.a...

You're right, NL does have among the longer average commutes. I wonder why.

According to this article, congestion in the US grows at a rate that is 3x GDP.

One thing that seems universal though, probably because it's just physics, is that you can't cram everyone in a city into a single occupant vehicle and have it work out well. Alternate modes must be available and convenient or it will be hell on earth.

A particularly noteworthy excerpt:

If traffic congestion continues to increase at 3x the rate of employment and GDP growth, the 10-day long traffic jams in China and 2-3 hour daily commutes drivers face in São Paulo Brazil could become a reality for drivers in Europe and North America in the not so distant future.

I'm one of many people who would never sit in that. Would infinitely rather bypass it on two wheels. Why not let us!

Comment edited by mikeonthemountain on 2014-04-05 08:35:47

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