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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Two weeks a year stuck in traffic. Had enough yet?

Life Without Cars: The New Un-American Dream: "Public transportation doesn’t have to be a squalid affair, he insists. “Done right, [it] can be faster, more comfortable, and cheaper than the private automobile.” He’s convinced this should be playing out across America and indeed across the globe because cars, he says, have imprisoned us.

We spend on average, 16 weeks of our lives stuck in traffic. In Los Angeles, drivers spend an average of 72 hours delayed in traffic every year – equal to almost two full weeks of work. And since the demand for oil is outstripping the world’s supply, he says we’re nuts if we don’t envision a life beyond the automobile."

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