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Interactive Map Compares Transit Habits of Hundreds of Cities

Posted By Daniel Blaustein-Rejto On November 1, 2011 @ 4:35 pm In Green Transportation | No Comments

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TheĀ European Platform on Mobility Management [1] (EPOMM) just unveiled a new interactive web tool [2] that makes it easy to compare transportation data between cities internationally. Now analysts, designers, and planners can conveniently view data on transportation habits [3] in hundreds of cities. Unfortunately, all of this data highlights how far behind American cities are compared to European cities.

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Less than 7 percent of Americans use public transportation once a week. A glance at the interactive EPOMM Modal Split Tool [2] (TEMS for short) shows that London residents [4] regularly commute by public transit more than 5 times as often as the average American. Residents of Bruges are more than 25 times more likely to bike to work [5] than the average American. As TEMS illustrates, American cities have a lot of improvements to work on, but also scores of exemplary cities to inspire progress.

+ European Platform on Mobility Management [6]

Via Switchboard [7]


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[1] European Platform on Mobility Management: http://epomm.eu/

[2] new interactive web tool: http://epomm.eu/tems/index.phtml

[3] transportation habits: http://inhabitat.com/transporation-tuesday-curitiba/

[4] London residents: http://inhabitat.com/londons-bicycle-superhighway-opens-today/

[5] bike to work: http://inhabitat.com/nyc-ironically-announces-bikes-in-buildings-law-while-cutting-bike-lanes/

[6] + European Platform on Mobility Management: http://epomm.eu/index.phtml?Main_ID=816

[7] Switchboard: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/new_data_confirm_european_tran.html

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