‘Foot Power’ – badge

December 1, 2008 at 5:35 am 2 comments

Land transport accounts for almost 36% of all carbon emissions in New Zealand, and the number of cars per person in New Zealand (62 cars per 100 people), is the fourth highest in the world (after the USA, Italy, and Australia). Cycling, walking, and using public transport much more frequently can help clearing up our congested cities and lowering carbon emissions.

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  • 1. matt  |  December 1, 2008 at 7:41 am

    NZ needs better public transport for this ‘action’ to be realistic and effective. With population densities are so low, politicians and economists always argue against the investment needed for new rail infrastructure. Having said that, Norway has similar population density but a fantastic public transport system. Theirs is basically financed by govt and run by govt backed monopolies and they have the oil wealth to do this!

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  • 2. worldsweetworld  |  December 7, 2008 at 8:33 am

    It might be a chicken and egg situation; if more people used public transport, it would get cheaper, and then more people would use it. Although, is it the money that keeps people from using it or rather inconvenience?

    On a different note, regarding this badge’s title, what do people think, is promoting bikes and walking covered under this badge? Or do we need another badge for that? One suggestion was renaming it to ‘LESS CARS, LESS CARBON’, which I thought was a good idea.

    Cheers!

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