How much could you save if you stopped driving?
J Thoendell stashed this in Cars
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) just put out a report showing that the "average person" in 16 of 20 large US cities would save over $10,000 a year by using public transit instead of driving. Across all 20, the average was $10,181. In New York City, the average savings based on APTA's assumptions come to $15,041.
Dude, that is not the half of it. Even driving 16 miles each way increases your chances of being overweight by 9%; and a 45 minute commute increases your chances of divorce by 40%!
That's amazing. Why don't more people know these stats??
I re-read the treehugger article and it seems better suited to urban areas than suburban ones.
But the HalibutBoy article seems to apply no matter where a person lives.