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Post time 2011-9-14 17:36:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 2011-9-2 16:40
Good Lord....NO, most emphatically! There are already too many cars on the road in China now,  ...



Well, time has come to disagree with you once again.

Well, considering that the People's Republic of China is the third largest Country with 9,640,011 km2, translating into 6.5% of our world total area...
and considering the number of motor vehicles per 1000 people is
PRC:   57, indeed; 57.
USA:  828
NZ:    733
UK:    525
UAE:  193

as per Motor vehicle statistic 2009.

I'd say, good lord; aren't Chinese people  having the same rights ??

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Post time 2011-9-14 18:11:00 |Display all floors
By 2016 I belive that food is the most important for the human being.

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Post time 2011-9-14 18:17:02 |Display all floors
Originally posted by vincent.zhu at 2011-9-14 19:11
By 2016 I belive that food is the most important for the human being.

come to disagree with you once again.

Well, considering that the People's Republic of China is the third largest Country with 9,640,011 km2, translating into 6.5% of our world total area...
and considering the number of motor vehicles per 1000 people is
PRC:   57, indeed; 57.
USA:  828
NZ:    733
UK:    525
UAE:  193

as per Motor vehicle statistic 2009.

I'd say, good lord; aren't Chinese people  having the same rights ??

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Post time 2011-9-14 19:41:39 |Display all floors
I'd say, good lord; aren't Chinese people  having the same rights ??


They of course do have the right to make the same mistakes like western countries did. But they also have the chance to do better and set up a decent public transport system as well as enough living space around working areas to minimize traffic instead.

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Post time 2011-9-14 21:37:39 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Everynowhere at 2011-9-14 20:41


They of course do have the right to make the same mistakes like western countries did. But they also have the chance to do better and set up a decent public transport system as well as enough l ...


Well, just some numbers.

Total rapid transit systems statistics by country:

China                    1859.9 Km.
United States     1242.1
Japan                        792.6
Germany                772.8
Spain                          626.7        
South Korea         575.0        
United Kingdom  527.1        
Russia                         472.8        
France                          54.0        
India                         239.3

Since then, Shenzhen opened another 3 lines, bringing the total distance
to over         1940 Km

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Post time 2011-9-14 21:49:11 |Display all floors
Total rapid transit systems statistics by country:


That's unfortunately the wrong approach. The public transport system will mainly beet cars if it is good for short distances - most journeys are less than 20 Kilometers. Therefore, building subways and trains as well as dedicated bus tracks help much more than a few (in the case of China even rather unreliable) high speed lines. High speed trains don't compete with cars - they compete with planes.

In many Chinese cities, bicycles are still the fastes mean for getting from a to b - but this can be improved with minor investments and will even pay off financially.

IMHO Chinese cities should not repeat the mistakes western cities made during industrialization and seperate living from working areas. It'd be great if the first 10 floors in each sky scrapper would be used as office buildings while the other floors above are for living. Like this, most people could live close to the office and go to work in 10 minutes. People would spend more time working and less being stuck in annoying traffic jams.
That would give China a huge advantage compared to the west, where people usually live in detached houses outside the cities, would decrease waste of ressource, reduce costs and improve the worker's living standards.

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Post time 2011-9-14 22:11:09 |Display all floors
by 2016, what will be the price for a new car? I'll check 5 years later.
If an old car costs 50 yuan, the answer is yes. excluding the parking , driving, licience, tax, petroleum cost factors, they should be able to afford.

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