Tuesday, February 13, 2007

...And They're Fun Too!

A new study shows that scooters are the cure for NYC's traffic woes:

By shifting the daytime vehicle mix to 80 percent cars/20 percent scooters, the following would result annually:
* A total decrease in delay of more than 4.6 million hours per year --
which translates to time savings of nearly 100 working hours per person
* A reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by over 26,000 tons
(52,000,000-pounds) per year
* A decrease in fuel consumption by over 2.5 million gallons per year
* A total savings for New York City of more than $122 million per year in
fuel and labor productivity

via Vespa KC

1 comment:

Steve Williams said...

My crystal ball can't see far enough to show a world with 20 percent of the traffic as scooters. But I don't need a crystal ball to second the notion that they are fun!

Owning and riding a scooter has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks