Traffic Woes

  • Traffic jumped 236% as population grew nearly 20% between 1982 and 2001 in the U.S.
  • Traffic congestion costs the European Union over 1% of GDP, or over 100 billion Euros per year.
  • Today there are more than one billion cars on the road. That number will double by 2020.
  • U.S. road traffic congestion in 2007 wasted 2.8 billion gallons of fuel and 4.2 billion hours. Total cost of wasted fuel and time was $87.2 billion.
  • Traffic congestion decreases a city's overall productivity by as much as 20%

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