05
Sep

2010

Sunday Morning Statshot

Post by Gondola Project

A QUICK LOOK AT SOME OF THE STATISTICS THAT MAKE YOUR CITIES WORK (OR NOT):

Portugal’s version of Jane Jacob’s “Eyes on the Street”: Senioritas

Traffic fatality rates in Bronx, NY: 4 per 100,000

Traffic fatality rates in Kansas: 40 per 100,000

Traffic fatality rates in smart-growth, transit-oriented centres: 1/4 of sprawling centres

Number of transit riders each day in San Francisco: 500,000

Number of solo automobile drivers: 3.5 million

Transport typology with the least involvement and contribution to traffic accidents in Mumbai: Auto-Rickshaws

Percent less emissions an auto-rickshaw produces compared to a car: 78%

Number of Metropass (Transit Pass) users in Toronto: 250,000

Cost of Metropass: $121

Cost of Washington’s travel pass: $188

Cost of Boston’s subway pass: $59

Ridership on Lodi, California’s public transit system on Sunday: 90

Subsidy per trip: $6.45

Ad-Hoc TTC entertainment: Subway Shakespeare

American households owning a vehicle by 1930: 3/4

% of homes in LA that were detached structures in 1930: 94

% of homes in New York, Chicago and Boston that were detached structures in 1930: 50

Environmental problem in Western Society: Low Density Urban Sprawl

Environmental problem in Chinese Society: Vertical High Density Urban Sprawl

Largest fleet of double-decker trams in the world: Hong Kong

Number of double-decker trams in operation: 163

Cost of tram ride compared to bus: 50% less

Size of cheapest flat in Hong Kong’s Kwun Hei Court, Hong Kong: 200 sq ft

Cost: $450,000 HK ($60,000 CAD)

Number of young HK professionals applying to public housing flats in 2006: 13,400

Number of young HK professionals applying to public housing flats in 2010: 21,300

% of all trips made on public transit in Hong Kong: 90

Weight loss from riding Charlotte’s Lynx LRT: 6.5 pounds

% less likely to be overweight: 81

Kim Jong Ils favourite transportation typology: Bullet proof train

Shanghai Daredevil: I thought it would be interesting, so I wanted to do it.




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