Smarter Cambridge Transport

Author - Edward Leigh

Why consultations aren’t helping

To de-carbonise the economy, restore balance with nature, enhance public health and promote social justice, we have to do government differently.

How much do you value your journey time?

Why would you support a congestion charge? Probably because the journey time is sufficiently shortened or you’re given a better value alternative to driving.

Carrots and sticks are not the answer

Almost nothing the Greater Cambridge Partnership has delivered in nearly five years has increased people’s travel options. That needs to change.

How much does it cost to run a bus?

What would make the bigger difference: another 2,500 people using Park & Ride or 55,000 more people using buses in the region?

A perspective from Leeds

Trying to figure out why transport economics so often fails to feed good policies to politicians...