Wars of the Road
On my recent UK trip it was necessary to visit a number of smaller cities around the country, including Bristol, Nottingham and Leicester. When travelling up to London I can rely on public transport to easily get me there, around and about, however connections between these regional cities are no longer convenient, and knowing the terrible likelihood of getting caught up in endless tailbacks on the motorways, I decided somewhat unusually to travel by car, but in leisurely fashion on minor roads whilst enjoying the English countryside on the way. I soon realised that there was in fact a war going on.
" We know more about good habitats for mountain gorillas, Siberian tigers, or panda bears than about a good urban habitat for Homo sapiens. Nobody has taken an interest . . . So, what happened was that the eye level stuff was handled by the traffic engineers. "
- Jan Gehl
" Buses without drivers could help companies provide “better and more frequent” services, particularly in rural areas. A major component of rural transport is the cost of the driver – and so a truly driverless bus could transform rural public transport in the future, ".
—Claire Perry, British Transport Minister.
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 About the National Cycle Network. Sustrans.