[Openstreetmap] UK Motorways 100% Complete

Lars Aronsson lars at aronsson.se
Sat Jan 7 21:18:50 GMT 2006

Rev Simon Rumble wrote:

> The public needs to realise that we're ALL subsidising the road 
> freight industry.

I don't know which countries you all live in, but in Sweden there 
is a tax on gasoline that makes up some three quarters of the 
price (currently 11 SEK/litre).  As far as I know, the state 
income from this tax is sufficient to pay for road construction, 
maintenance, health care related to traffic accidents, and more.  
Road traffic is a source of income for the state, not a cost.  
Tax money is used for subsidizing railroads, but a train ticket to 
Stockholm is more expensive than driving there alone in my car.

  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se

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