Miles of Roadway per Square Mile of Land in EU and US Regions

Apr 9, 2018
Chart of Road Length per Square Mile of Land in EU and US Regions

The chart above shows the miles of roads per square mile of land in EU and US regions.  Only the Western EU has more than three miles of road for every square mile of territory.

Miles of Roadway per Square Mile of Land in US Regions

Apr 6, 2018
Chart of Road Length per Square Mile of Land in US Regions

The chart above shows the miles of roads per square mile of land in US regions.  Only the Northeast has more than two miles of road for every square mile of territory.  For comparison, a typical Manhattan square mile has approximately 25 miles of roadways.

Kilometers of Roadway per Square Kilometer of Land in EU Regions

Apr 5, 2018
Chart of Road Length per Square Kilometer of Land in EU Regions

The chart above shows the kilometers of roads per square kilometer of land in EU regions.  The Northern EU, with its vast expanses of land, is the least paved region per square kilometer.  It is also the only region that has less than half of a kilometer of road per every square kilometer of territory.

Treasury Rate Movements, March 2018

Apr 4, 2018
US treasury rates by maturity

Short-term rates rose from the previous month, while long-term rates fell and medium-term rates were mixed.  The yield curve narrowed from the previous month and broke its two month widening streak.  Although the one-month bill rose the most, it maintained the lowest rate throughout the month.  However, the yield curve has been narrowing from the short-term end for quite a while now and an inversion brought upon by rising short-term rates is a strong indicator for an upcoming recession.  No inversion has occurred yet since this rise in short-term rates kicked off in late 2016.

Miles of Roadway per Square Mile of Land in EU and US States

Apr 3, 2018
Chart of Road Length per Square Mile of Land in EU and US States

The chart above shows the miles of roads per square mile of land in EU and US states.  New Jersey, which has the dubious distinction of being a series of roads connecting New York to Pennsylvania, is the most paved state in the US but even it is no match for the Netherlands, Belgium, and Malta which are the most paved states in both the EU and the US.  Malta, which is essentially a city-state is the most paved having nearly three times as many roads relative to its territory as New Jersey has.

Kilometers of Roadway per Square Kilometer of Land in EU States

Apr 2, 2018
Chart of Road Length per Square Kilometer of Land in EU States

The chart above shows the kilometers of roads per square kilometer of land in EU states.  No surprise that small states that are very urban in nature have more roads per square kilometer of territory.

Miles of Roadway per Square Mile of Land in US States

Mar 30, 2018
Chart of Road Length per Square Mile of Land in US States

The chart above shows the miles of roads per square mile of land in US states.  For comparison, a typical urban square mile in Manhattan has approximately 25 miles of road for every square mile of area.  The most densely paved state, New Jersey, does not even come close.

Road to Rail Ratios in EU and US Regions

Mar 29, 2018
Chart of Road to Rail Ratios in EU and US Regions

The chart above shows the ratio of the road network to the rail network in every EU and US region.  The larger the ratio, the more prevalent roads are over rail in the region.  For instance, the Eastern EU has nearly 10 times more kilometers of road for every kilometer of rail.  Not surprisingly, all US regions have high road to rail ratios while only one EU region rivals them: the Southern EU.

Road to Rail Ratios in US Regions

Mar 28, 2018
Chart of Road to Rail Ratios in US Regions

The chart above shows the ratio of the road network to the rail network in every US region.  The larger the ratio, the more prevalent roads are over rail in the region.  For instance, the West has 31 more miles of road for every mile of rail.  All regions of the US have a pretty similar road to rail ratio that lies somewhere around 30:1 (the figures in the chart are rounded to the nearest whole number).

Road to Rail Ratios in EU Regions

Mar 27, 2018
Chart of Road to Rail Ratios in EU Regions

The chart above shows the ratio of the road network to the rail network in every EU region.  The larger the ratio, the more prevalent roads are over rail in the region.  For instance, the Southern EU has 31 more kilometers of road for every kilometer of rail.  All regions of the EU save for the Southern EU have a road network that is less than 20 times larger than their rail network.


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