How Motorcycles Could Eradicate Traffic
Swapping cars for bikes drastically reduces traffic and emissions, according to a new study.
There have been versions of cycles with covers produced. Diesel and gas.
Loremo created a vehicle that tested at 157 mpg, and was covered. It was not allowed into the US till it met our air bag and crash standards. Those standards dropped it to 120 mpg. It was still not allowed into the US market. After waiting many years to get approval, Loremo had to kill the AG and LS models.
There are companies out there that are already doing this (even fule cell electric cycles), but, the US has ways of keeping them from coming to market here.
Got 3 bikes that have been hibernating in the garage for a couple of years and I will be prepping them to hit the roads again immediately. Oil speculator's are driving up the price of oil and prices will not drop like last time due to the issues in Iran as well as Washington, D.C. . I would reccomend that we all look at ways to offset the extra cost of fuel in our personal budgets. Plant a garden, use coupons, barter for needed services, etc.
Good luck to all ! P.S. I have 2 bicycles also and those will be employed as well.
Better yet, get out the bike ( as in bicycle ) and pump up those tires!!
And this is news? Have we come to the point where most of the American population is that brain dead?
No mention of how deaths would go way up with motorcycles. This idea is just another way to get out of building the roads they need.
Here's a novel idea: BUILD MORE ROADS!
I've actually heard city planners say : "If you build more roads, traffic will get worse".
SERIOUSLY. They believe that.
The population increases, you need more lane miles that go up proportionately.
No train has EVER made traffic better. There is no city in the world that put in trains and solved their traffic problems. Not NY, Wash, Chicago, Paris, London, NOWHERE! The billions spent on rail has meant billions not spent on roads. $1 billion might get you 10 miles of rail - or it could get you 500 miles of road.
Think about it. How much traffic will you reduce with 10 miles of train vs. 10 miles of road with 25 lanes on each side (or double decked).
Obviously you don't need 25 lanes in each direction. Whatever a train could do, a road could do with a couple of lanes each way.
You get increased gas mileage, reduced commuter times, and less emissions by simply building roads where there is traffic. If you can build there, you can build parallel or adjacent to the bad traffic area. Transportation fund allocation should be based on where the traffic is.
We put a man on the moon, but the bureaucrats can figure this one out?
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