Thursday, October 18, 2007

When Traffic Is Too Slow to be Beautiful

Some slow things are not beautiful:

Drivers waste nearly an entire work week each year sitting in traffic on the way to and from their jobs according to the Texas Transportation Institute's 2007 Urban Mobility Report. The study concludes that drivers wasted 2.9 billion gallons of fuel while sitting in traffic. Together with the lost time, traffic delays cost the nation $78.2 billion, the study estimates.

The only way we’ll fix a problem in this country is to put it into the form of dollars. Maybe nobody considers our lost time important, but Americans do understand losing money.

Try to spread these figures around as you talk to people. Maybe someday the facts will wake us up!

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