How New Zealand gets to work
To see how similar similar the New Zealand chart is to the How America Gets to Work chart, one must add the two bars for the private and company vehicles together, and then subtract the bar showing passengers in a car.
The obvious fact, that is so well demonstrated here, is that in countries 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 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.
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