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  1. Number of Italians who participated in car-free day held in 92 towns last September: 14 million
  2. Portion of French poll respondents who wanted their country's infrequent car-free day expanded to weekly: 44%
  3.  Average cost of gasoline which many people complain ad nauseum about paying: $1.80 per gallon.
  4. Average cost of an 8-ounce cafe latte which many people don't think twice about paying daily: $2.50
  5. The American equivalent use of fuel for 1.3 billion Chinese and Indian people: 250 million Americans
  6. Average amount of time the modern American man spends devoted to his car: 1,600 hours a year (including time spent working to pay its direct and indirects costs, driving, searching for parking, etc.)
  7. Number of traffic lanes needed to move 40,000 people across a bridge in individual cars: 12
  8. Number of traffic lanes needed to move 40,000 people across a bridge on buses: 4
  9. Number of traffic lanes needed to move 40,000 people across a bridge on bikes: 2

Sources: 1,2) Earth Island Journal, Spring 2000, 3,4) AAA's magazine, 5-9) Ivan Illich