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Jun. 24th, 2005 @ 10:15 am Speed bumps
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Date:June 24th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
Unfortunately we live in a society that wants to travel more. And more. With news this week that overcrowding on trains will be remedied by higher peak-time ticket prices, I guess there isn't a transport alternative, other than not to travel at all.

Maybe the real problem is that so many people start and finish work (or school) at similar times - staggered working days might eliminate the rush hour.

Or go by boat.
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Date:June 24th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
I agree about the staggered working times. I'm sure a lot of people would welcome more flexibility for other reasons beside that of avoiding rush-hour traffic jams.

As for the lack of alternatives to road transport, I read recently that the railway to St. Andrews could be reinstated for the cost of a mere 275 yards of the M74 extension in Glasgow. Whether that's true or not, I find it outrageous that such gigantic sums continue to be poured into new roads which are only going to cause more congestion, pollution and destruction, yet no money can be found to build a few miles of railway that would remove hundreds of cars a day from the roads.
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