The New World’s lust for the personal automobile is what has driven us to the precipice.

eh japans public transport is great… but the culture with it not so much

the trains arrive so regularly that drivers are punished for being 60 seconds late, due to them causing ripple effects in the other trains, leading to them speeding which sometimes results in fatal incidents. also, due to lots of the trains in large cities like tokyo being so packed sexual assault is regular, with very high numbers of reported cases, which is likely much higher due to around 1 in ten victims reporting, and about a third of reports actually counting either due to victims stopping the report process as it is very long, or police officers ignoring the reports entirely. it is estimated that there are over 100,000 cases of sexual harassment (groping) on Japanese public transport each year, with the reported number being >3,000

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