Smarter Cambridge Transport

Author - Edward Leigh

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...

Why not to trust transport forecasts

Actual costs and benefits would have given the Guided Busway a ‘poor value for money’ rating, which would not have qualified for taxpayer funding.

Why Park & Ride is NOT the solution

The social and environmental benefits of radically improving rural bus services far outweigh those of Park & Rides.

Before a congestion charge

Neither the Greater Cambridge Partnership nor the Combined Authority has a plan to transform bus services across the region.

Multi-operator bus ticketing

We just need politicians, council officers and bus operators to sit down together and agree to make this happen.

Rules matter

We need clear, sensible and consistent rules to manage use of our public spaces.

The Case for Bus Franchising

Planned well, franchising could deliver a Swiss-style integrated, comprehensive public bus service.

The good, the bad and the ugly

The mayor’s recently-published Interim Transport Strategy Statement re-confirms his ambitions for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Sequencing is critical

Why increasing road capacity with more lanes just buys time ...and worse, the business case for the sustainable stuff evaporates