Lauran Neergaard writes an article about John Pucher’s research comparing suburban lifestyles in the US and Europe . Amazing data about the Suburban American’s habits:
per trip, American pedestrians are roughly three times more likely to be killed by a passing car than are German pedestrians – and more than six times more likely than Dutch pedestrians. For bicyclists, Americans are twice as likely to be killed as Germans and more than three times as likely as Dutch cyclists. In Europe, people make 33 percent of their trips by foot or bicycle, compared with just 9.4 percent of Americans’ trips.