Understanding Walking and Cycling

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Thanks, just reading that.

Jonathan

PS: When my father was at Triplex in the 1960s Volvo were very important allies in improving passive safety,

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Comparing 110 road deaths in Norway and 1,800 in the UK annually, the rate per head of population isn't too far apart at 2.1/100,000 for Norway (5.3 million population) and 2.7/100,000 for the UK (67.5 million population).

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Is there any figures comparing deaths / total number of miles driven for each populations?

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Wolmar: "The new battle of Jericho"

"Here’s a prediction for my second blog of the decade: the twenties are going to see a series of battles across the country over increasing restraints put on cars. With concerns about climate change and, probably more importantly for local disputes, air pollution, the notion that cars should be allowed unrestrained access to urban centres and rat runs through residential streets will be challenged in towns and cities across the UK."

Jonathan

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In 2018 Australia was 4.6, Canada ( I think a good comparison) was 6.0, the US was 10.6.  I can't find the numbers but a disproportionate amount of ours are on country roads due to boredom, speed and road condition. 

no stats on rats yet.

Bruce

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1.35 million people killed per year worldwide. Despite that the very idea of restricting the autonomy of human drivers is anathema.  We might perhaps save a million lives a year by limiting "the freedom of the road" by installing a "spy in the cab" to enforce a similar set of rules as those used by autonomous vehicles (speed controls, distance from other cars, vigilance) but that's too high a price to pay Rolleyes

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no stats on rats yet.

As in runs?

Jonathan

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My attempt at levity. Apologies. 
I would never buy a house on a rat run. They are easy to identify here. They have speed humps and diversions ( wiggly bits that the 7 lives).

not much walking or cycling today as smoke from 500k away has blanketed us due to wind change. Not nice. Not meant to be a change of topic!

Bruce

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Lots of discussion on whether it's safe to get out on the Great Ocean Walk. It does bring it home when it's somewhere you know.

Jonathan

PS: No need to apologise. I only know one good rat statistic... the average distance to the nearest rat from every human in Britain.