Original article posted on ecomovilidad.net
We live hard days, I know, media don’t speak about anything else… fear… the threat seems to be higher every day and the target are crowed places… enoclophobia… I will change my habits, I will give up the public transport and I will use the car… STOP!
Firstly, the heart: if I change my life habits, they will win.
Secondly, the reason: the probability of dying in a traffic fatality is 38 times higher that dying in a terrorist attack (in the world during 2014,32.729 killed due to terrorism and 1,24 millions due to road accidents).
And thirdly, the rest: a mobility based on the (ab)use of private vehicle has enormous externalities that we must pay: congestion, public space consumption, accidents, inequity, pollution, climate change, more injuries and deaths… and to close the loop, more oil dependence that causes terrorism and wars in an endless vicious circle.
This is our little contribution on these sad days to defend the values of liberty and fraternity, by fighting for a more sustainable, healthy and peaceful world.