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Prod for deletion note deleted after including further references to the use of the word and better internal WP linkage. The phenomenon was very completely expressed in by John Adams (geographer) in his 2000 submission to the OECD and later talks well enough that it hardly needs further elaboration. Although the word is not common, it has appeared in articles in the BBC, the Times and the Guardian, and has showed up in a submission from Stephen Glaister to the Scottish Parliament, as well as in debates in the UK Parliament this year.. If the article really must be deleted (even though it is a concept in its own right), the contents would have to be merged to John Adams (geographer)'s page. I hope this is not necessary.Goatchurch (talk) 22:31, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
I've occasionally seen statistics on percentage of car journeys by distance. In UK, pre-2000, I think it was that 80% of car journeys were under 10 miles and 50% were under 2 miles ! I'll come back here next time I come across the actual figures and sources. The article seems to concentrate on the other end - long-range travel, but excessive car use over short distances can also be considered 'hypermobility' - who 'owns' the definition ?
As it's currently worded, this article does not represent a neutral point of view. It completely fails to present the positive sides of "hypermobility", including:
More interaction between cultures
More and better business being made due to increased ease of making deals between companies located far away
Increased opportunity to enjoy the riches of this planet regardless of where you live
More and more diverse experiences can be had within a lifespan
Jobs created in the travel industry
This is just off the top of my head, but it's not all negative, as the article makes it sound. ehn (talk) 17:26, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
There are many WP articles on the positive aspects of travel. Hypermobility is a term or topic that seems to be associated exclusively with the environmental or societal burdens posed by high levels of travel by individuals or certain social groups. Much like the WP article addiction, hypermobility is therefore a term that inherently has a negative connotation. I believe the article does not express a POV, but instead is neutral presentation of the topic. Coastwise (talk) 06:56, 13 October 2012 (UTC)