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Ten reasons why reducing automobile dependency makes sense

Health & EnvironmentBy Greg Vann, Reviewanew

Like many places throughout the world, Australian cities’ transport systems are dominated by the private car. The car has offered unprecedented flexibility and reach in our personal mobility and dominated the form and lifestyles in cities since the mid 20th century. They can be convenient and versatile and fast, and now account for about 90 per cent of the total urban passenger movements (up from around 40 per cent in the late 1940s). In Australia there are about 17m cars. Worldwide, we are up there in terms of cars per capita at around 7 cars for every 10 people.
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[B' Spokes: Just major headings.]

1. Public health
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2. Land consumption.
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3. Environmental impacts.
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4. Urban design.
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5. Public safety,
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6. Budget impacts
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7. Driving affects us psychologically.
We can become quite anti-social, judgemental, and mean when we drive.
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8. Cars are a strain on many household budgets.
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9. Cars are the main cause of congestion.
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10. The dream does not match the reality.
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http://reviewanew.com/2014/04/26/ten-reasons-why-reducing-automobile-dependency-makes-sense/

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