Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Public transit ten times safer than cars

Victoria Transport Policy Institute study:

#Publictransit ten times safer than cars

Public transportation is overall a relatively safe (low crash risk) and secure (low crime risk) transport mode. Transit travel has about a tenth the traffic casualty (death or injury) rate as automobile travel, and residents of transit-oriented communities have about a fifth the per capita crash casualty rate as in automobile-oriented communities. Transit also tends to have lower overall crime rates than automobile travel...

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