Friday, 8 October 2010

Private Transport Efficiency

How many cars contain one person traveling?

23=one occupant/driver
2=more than one occupant

Time 0930-1000
Place Southsea
Journey 3 miles
Date 8 October 2010 (Friday)

25 cars. More efficient usage could have taken this down to about 8 cars(!), this level of sole occupant usage is bad news for a congested city such as Portsmouth. Basically single occupancy cars use such a high proportion of the road 'resource'. Its not fair. Roughly 85% of the roadspace is being used by 50% of the users.

A record 37% cycling usage. Its a pity this level of cycle usage is not recognised by the transport planning for the city, which remains very car centric.

Count (1) private cars with one occupant, (2) cars with more than one occupant, (3) cyclists, all in the oncoming lane.
Do not count commercial/working vehicles (vans, taxis, cars with stuff written on them).

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