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Automobiles in Growing Economies of the Developing World - Driving Miss Daisy Digitally

Automobiles in Growing Economies of the Developing World - Driving Miss Daisy Digitally

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Technology Day 2004 Shifting Gears. Automobiles in Growing Economies of the Developing World A word of warning from inveterate traveler Ralph Gakenheimer: Never ride a bicycle around downtown Shanghai. The explosive growth of cars has resulted "in mayhem" for cyclists and pedestrians. In China, there are 1.8 bikes per family, yet municipal governments eager to encourage industrial growth repress bicycles in favor of cars. Air and noise pollution are increasing all over China, much of Asia, and India, as cities double in size every few decades, sprawl over surrounding countryside, and citizens flock to motorized transport. Gakenheimer encourages testing out "congestion pricing"— taxing the use of the densest roads at the most traveled times to... Show More

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