[LINK] Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car in Canberra
rick at praxis.com.au
Fri Apr 3 11:23:49 EST 2009
Glen Turner wrote:
> The simplest way of doing that is to put 10 people into a vehicle
> where we current put 1 person. That is, mass public transport.
When I used to cycle from Sydney central to Rosebery to work, I
would occasionally stop on an overpass over S.Dowling Rd and
count cars with a single occupant. A sobering exercise for anyone
to try. You'll usually get a figure like 90%+.
I'm now living 7 km out of town on the north NSW coast. It costs
$9.20 for a return bus trip into town. I've never seen that bus
with more than two passengers (excluding school kids at 2:30pm).
The same trip by car costs about $2.00 for petrol, ignoring the
other costs to run a car. Of course, hopping on a bike and
cycling into town is pretty well free. Well, about two beers in
There is something out of whack with the economics of fossil fuels.
Petrol is cheaper than milk. Than orange juice. Running a car
where I live is cheaper than public transport.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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