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Reykjavik, the automobile capital of Europe

Reykjavík has more cars per capita than any other city in Europe reports Morgunbladid. Icelanders are choosing heavier and more powerful cars to drive shorter distances. A survey of transportation habits from 2002 shows that 62% of all trips was under three kilometers. One third of all drives was under one kilometer. The average trip distance in Reykjavík is 3.2 km while in Copenhagen it is 11 km and 17km in Stockholm. There are 620 cars per 1000 inhabitants in Reykjavík – in other words almost every person holding a drivers license in Reykjavík owns a car.

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