Tag Archive for 'car use'

When fuel prices rise people would consider abandoning car ownership

March 14th, 2012 by Oliver Wyman

Urban dwellers in Western Europe and Asia would seriously consider a change in their primary mode of transport – including abandoning auto ownership – according to a recently released study by Oliver Wyman and the ESB Business School Reutlingen (Germany). The “Future of Mobility” found that, if fuel prices rose significantly by 2030, approximately 77% […]

The Sustainable Development Commission publishes “Fairness in a car-dependent society”

March 31st, 2011 by Sustainable Development Commission

On 21 March 2011 the Sustainable Development Commission published a report on “Fairness in a car-dependent society.” The report finds that a society based on car mobility disadvantages people who do not drive or cannot afford to drive. The report summary states that “some of society’s most vulnerable groups – including children, the elderly and […]

UK figures show that cost of motoring fell in last decade while the cost of public transport has risen sharply

February 1st, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

New figures showing that the cost of motoring fell between 1997 and 2010, while bus and train fares rose sharply show that the UK Government transport policy must change direction to tackle the dual threats of climate change and higher oil prices, Friends of the Earth said on Tuesday 1 February 2011. The new figures, […]