Following the 1973 Oil Embargo government car-centrix planning in the US, Sweden, and Denmark diverged.

From the same per person safety and energy consumption in 1973 Sweden and Denmark worked to kill 400% fewer bike riders and pedestrians, and consume 60% less oil per person than US government policies. US policies continue sprawl and Green Washing like electric school buses instead of addressing the fundamental need to make walkable and bikeable cities.

Radically unlike its neighboring cities, Palo Alto, CA made their streets safe and 56% of students bike to school.