Why Transport for New Homes' checklist needs to be translated into robust legislation, and why citizens need to demand that it gets more funding.
Author - Chris Rand
Using terminology precisely and consistently is important in public debate. ‘Travel hub’ is not a euphemism for ‘Park & Ride’
The planned south east approach to Cambridge appears to miss the two main out of town employment sites, and the villages on the way.
In this case, the popular option is also the right one.
Somebody should be obligated to pay to provide really good public transport.
We need a plan for our region, not just Cambridge, that is bigger and more holistic than anything produced to date.
Answers are always promised, but when these arrive, they resolve little and pose more questions.
Virtually no electric vehicle infrastructure placement advice has been written.
It's a popular fallacy that increasing motorway speed limits would help drivers get to their destination more quickly
The public wants a safe, regulated taxi service and the industry wants to provide it.
When people ‘reclaim the streets’ from motor vehicles, it’s one of the highlights of the city’s calendar
Before trying to knock a few minutes off bus journey times, we need to understand that the quality of the journey experience is arguably more important to people
It's a question which can be asked about many roads, but in this case the reason may be history as much as any lack of care by the County Council.
Imagine a gate at the end of your driveway that opens only once every 30 minutes. You cannot apply a private motorist's mentality to shaping public transport policy.
For South Cambridgeshire residents, what's needed are attractive, comfortable, reliable and flexible public transport options from close to where people live.
The Mayor has maintained that buses aren't the answer for the Cambridge area, so the consultants have wheeled out something vaguely called a 'metro'.
It's almost as if a deliberate effort has been made to put off every mode of transport which we should be encouraging.
Most people - and governments - are barely considering the implications of this revolution, but we should be. This is all going to happen much sooner than most of us think.
A charge which would remain affordable to HGV operators could deter unnecessary peak-time movements and raise a substantial amount of money from others.
The authorities can take advantage of the expertise offered by the people they represent. Or they can spend their time arguing with us.
The 'Metrominuto' map looks just like an underground map, showing lines of differing colours connecting different points of interest in the city.
When did it first become acceptable for drivers to simply stop and leave their vehicles along one or both sides of the road?
We don't want Cambridge to one day be laughed at as the last place in Britain to splash concrete everywhere before breakthroughs in transport technology and organisation solved unpredictable journey times forever...
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