Friday, August 5, 2016

Pro-car advocates twisting themselves into pretzels trying to save the auto system

Center for American Progress: "For starters, fewer vehicles do not necessarily mean less congestion. One overlooked downside of AVs is the additional miles of travel required to reposition vehicles to areas that generate a high number of trips or to drive empty to the next booking. Unfortunately, the numbers increase quickly. In the case of Lisbon, total vehicle miles of travel, or VMT, nearly doubled when researchers removed public transportation and assumed most AV trips would be taken by single riders."

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