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Americans simply do not like to use transit

Transit is not the answer. Americans simply do not like to use it. From 1989 to 2007, U.S. transit mode share rose a mere 0.5% from 4.6% to 4.9% (U.S. DOT) despite numerous incremental improvements.

Even if people could somehow be persuaded to use it, transit uses about the same energy per passenger mile as cars and it is not much safer, killing fewer but injuring more per passenger mile (U.S. DOT).

The latest push towards so-called high speed rail may help inter-city travel but will do little or nothing for intra-city travel. High speed rail stations are likely to create yet another artificial concentration of people in both time and space.

Download the 12-page
Sustainable City Enabled by Personal Rapid Transit.pdf
or download
The Perfect City presentation from the 2010 Heathrow PRT Conference.pdf