The obvious fact, that is so well demonstrated here, is that where people can afford cars, they will use them, despite the inconvenience of traffic congestion. The vast majority of workers want the freedom to go exactly where they want to go, exactly when they want to go, and be able to secure things in their personal locker, rather than having to tote everything with them wherever they go.
For details on how traffic congestion can be solved for roughly 1/10 the cost and in 1/10 the amount of time that it takes to build more infrastructure, see www.projectmicrocar.co.nz. This solution can even be cost neutral to governments by leasing the Tangos to the single-occupant drivers that are creating the congestion, thereby taking lane capacity from 2,000 vehicles per hour to 4,400 VPH according to a Booz-Allen-Hamilton / University of California, Berkeley study funded by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans). See these reports on our downloads page.
“The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”
“The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be
merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.”
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5
minutes thinking about solutions.”
― Albert Einstein
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