Economic costs of excessive dependence on cars (Video)

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Often, in our urban planning, we fail to take into account the full economic and environmental costs of policies/projects that promote an excessive dependence on private motor vehicles.

This video (with English subtitles) is about Mexico but its arguments could apply to just about any other country or city.

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Sen Ree

Do not be shot sighted. Syed Mokhtar and dumno maybe controlling public transport. Penangites maybe squeezed by more and more jams. Thank GOD! Lim Guan Eng and his Team will deliver us from the chocking action by the devil. Pray and hope the new Roads and Tunnel will be in time to overcome the evils plans.

Gerakan K

Economic costs ??? For example that stupid 6.5 billion highway + tunnel projects !!!

Put that 6.5 billion into public transport instead !!!

Yang

Who is ignorant & stupid, The 6.5 billion highway and tunnel project are to allieviate the public and road transport system in Penang. 1. Even the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop agrees that the Penang government should see the importance and need for the tunnel because Penang has three entry and exit routes. 2. The project also includes a 12 km-long dual carriageway connecting Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang; a 6.5 km-long Penang-Butterworth sea tunnel that links Persiaran Gurney on the island to Bagan Ajam on the mainland; 3. Beside that a 4.2 km-long… Read more »

Bhaskar

In the meantime, rakyat Malaysia are ‘dependent’ on Syed Mokhtar Bukhary for the followings: 1. Power plant IPP – via Malakoff 2. Port of Tg Pelepas – via MMC 3. Property – via Tradewinds 4. Plam oil – via Tradewinds Plantations 5. Gas distribution – via Gas Malaysia 6. Auto – via DRB Hicom which owns Proton and Volkswagen (M’sia) 7. Airports – Senai Airport 8. Postal services – via POS Malaysia which is owned by DRB Hicom 9. Defense equipment – via DRB Hicom’s subsidiary 10. SMART Tunnel 11. PUSPAKOM 12. Rubbish collection – via Alam Flora (good thing… Read more »