This GIF posted by Tumblr user peterfromtexas illustrates just how much road congestion is caused by single commuters who use separate cars for transportation. Originally posted on Reddit, it combines images from the streets of Toronto.
While public transportation may be off-putting because of awkward encounters with fellow commuters, the health of the planet is at stake. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that there has been a 10% increase in carbon dioxide emissions in the country between 1990 and 2011, due in part to transportation emissions caused by “an increase in miles traveled by motor vehicles.”
Plus, less cars means less traffic. Doesn’t everyone win?
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