Taken: 7 August 2006, Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands.
So we were driving through a little place called Botshol. Sounded too much like butt-hole to me. Eww.
For the environment (2)
So the government wants to encourage everyone to use public transport, eh? How are they planning to do that? I guess I already know the answer to that:
* By making cars more expensive.
* By making gasoline more expensive.
* By creating traffic jams.
And meanwhile, the public transport companies encouraging people not to take public transport:
* By making public transportation more expensive.
* By changing the schedule so waiting times increases.
* By changing the schedule so travelling takes longer.
* By changing the schedule so you can’t catch connecting trains/busses or have to wait excessively long.
Did you know: When buying a car, the total taxes you pay is about 56,5% or more. About 62% of the gasoline price is composed out of taxes. Welcome to The Netherlands.
Here are some sample details, travelling from somewhere in Rotterdam to somewhere in Amsterdam.
|Approx travel time
(One way, Hours)
|Car||67km||0:45 – up to 2:15||â‚¬6,40 – ~â‚¬10,00||â‚¬12,80 – ~â‚¬20,00|
|Public Transport||>67km||1:30 – up to 2:40||â‚¬7,57 – â‚¬9,57||â‚¬14,05 – â‚¬19,15|
By car: Assuming current gas price of â‚¬1.429 per liter (which is about US$5,409 per gallon) and driving efficiently at 15:1 (km:liter), or less efficiently (traffic jams) at about 10:1. Not including car costs and car taxes.
By bike: Assuming around 20km/h.
By public transport: Prices are with reduction, or normal rate.
â‚¬1 = ~USD1,277; â‚¬1 = ~CAD1,414; â‚¬1 = ~SGD2,017; â‚¬1 = ~AUD1,687; â‚¬1 = ~MYR4,696