Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Car efficiency and usage

How many cars contain one person traveling?

56=one occupant/driver
29=more than one occupant

Time 1200
Place Southsea
Journey 2.5 miles
Date 5 May 2010

85 cars. More efficient usage could have taken this down to about 43 cars. For example by cycling, walking, carrying passengers/sharing the car, or by using public transport. Cars take up the same amount of space if there is one person inside or four people inside. Road space is limited and congestion is a major problem for drivers (as well as everyone else).

Benefits to:
Other car drivers (and other road users) (less congestion)
Health benefit to former drivers if using cycling, walking, and possibly public transport
Cost saving to former drivers
Safety benefit as most RTAs involve (if not necessarily caused by) a motor vehicle, three times as many pedestrians are killed/seriously injured in Portsmouth each year, as drivers.

Count (1) private cars with one occupant and (2) cars with more than one occupant, when this is visible
Do not count commercial/working vehicles (vans, taxis, cars with stuff written on them)

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