If speed limits are reduced...
So have we achieved a lot if we still have to travel about the same amount of time to do what we want to do?
If we are to reduce our emissions to sustainable levels will we have to go back to living closer to our work, socialising and shopping places? Driving less? Cycling and walking more? Using public transport more? The transition would be a very hard one. Our modern cities would have to be totally redesigned.
You might say I'm dreaming, but by definition we will eventually have to live sustainably if we are to live at all. (Electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than ICE powered vehicles, but for them to be part of a fully sustainable future all their parts must be fully recyclable: they are not there yet.)
In a few years it is likely that we will have to reduce our speeds because we will have to take serious action over climate change.
Some remarks on driving at lower speeds are also on my page Toward a more sustainable world.
Wikipedia: Energy-efficient driving, maintaining an efficient speed. "The optimal speed varies with the type of vehicle, although it is usually reported to be between 56 km/h and 80 km/h."
Distracted driving; information and guidance
Related pages, on this site...Climate change
Self or all? Selfishness or altruism?
What should we do to reduce emissions?
Can not travel so far
If air pollution is reduced
If cyclists are safer
If driving is less stressful
If fewer people are injured
If fewer people drive
If less greenhouse gas is produced
If more people cycle
If more people travel by train
If more people walk
If obesity is reduced
If pedestrians are safer
If people are happier
If people are healthier
If people save money
If petroleum consumption is reduced
If traffic congestion is reduced
If speed limits are reduced
Less aggression between nations
Less reliance on imported petroleum