Is It Time to Get Serious about Reducing the Impact Of Cars on Society?


Is it time for a real war on cars? (David Suzuki Foundation, Apr. 17, 2014)
Also discussed here: It’s time for a bigger recall of a seriously defective product: The Car (Lloyd Alter, Treehugger, Apr. 3, 2014)
And here: The Growth of Car Culture (Urban Times, Nov. 2012)
Today we review a provocative article calling for a substantive effort to reduce the number of cars on the road and by doing that reduce the impact that cars have on our health and quality of life. Included in a number of suggestions are the collection of the costs to maintain infrastructure needed for cars and the full costs for health costs caused by cars and the costs for building walkable cities and alternative modes of transportation Revenue for these improvements would come from gas taxes and tolls on roads, bridges and freeways. . Signficant advances in GPS technology and computer communications make the collection of these funds much more feasible, effective and more convenient than ever before, reducing the overhead from over 50% to less than 5%.

Time to get serious.

death rates from cars

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