The waste of drive alone trips

Edward Humes on How Transportation Overkill Is Killing Us

This New York Times interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes discusses his new book, which focuses on the way in which our transportation patterns, particularly driving-alone car trips, are creating waste.

Now, if you look beyond the landfill, how we get ourselves and the stuff we consume around is one of the most wasteful things we do. We drive these vehicles that weigh 4,000 pounds and are built to carry five people and eight suitcases, and most of the time, it’s just one person and this giant machine going to work. We’ve got transportation overkill.
— Edward Humes, in an interview with Claudia Dreifus, New York Times