The much debated subject of city transport results in a number of proposals for car-free cities / pedestrian & cycle-friendly streets and efficient public transport schemes. An American study reckons that trucks and light vehicles contribute 60% of US transportation emissions, which in turn account for 30% of all the nation’s carbon emissions.
Graph: Total transportation carbon Emissions (USA)
Each year, the average car sends 7 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere—about three and a half times the vehicle’s weight. – Source
Advancements in technology will result in reduced carbon emissions:
- Improvements to vehicle technology means that cars can go further on a tank of gas.
- Biodiesel = cleaner fuel. (problem is that with food scarcity a growing grobal concern, any crops dedicated for fuel results in less food production area!)
- electric car technology becomes more affordable (The problem with electric cars is that electricity is still predominately…
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