Thursday, May 5, 2011

Peter Newman: The beginning of the end for cars ?

The ABC's "Science Show" this weekend will feature Peter Newman talking about peak oil and the possible implications for transport - The beginning of the end for cars?. Are there any stats showing we have hit "peak cars" ? I might be able to believe this is true in OECD countries - but globally I find this stretches credibility...
Even in Gridlock Central, the city of Sydney, car numbers are falling. The same holds around the world, according to Professor Peter Newman of Curtin University in Perth. It's the price of petrol, changed urban planning, sheer inefficiency and much else. Prof. Newman tells The Science Show that following peak oil, we are now witnessing peak cars and the aftermath.

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