Tag Archive for 'congestion'

Car-free travel in Guernsey

May 22nd, 2012 by Pat Wisher

A new Government is now in place in Guernsey, a new Environment Department and a commitment to bring back another Integrated Road Transport/Traffic Strategy within a year. This time it seems that the strategy must accommodate the fact that cars are essential to modern life. No one has ever said that cars are not useful […]

Car clubs help improve London air

March 18th, 2012 by Carplus

Car Clubs make a considerable contribution to improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions in London, according to new independent research published by the Transport Research Laboratory. Building on studies done for each of the last three years, TRL have reaffirmed the positive effect of Car Clubs, as Londoners are shown again to be selling […]

When fuel prices rise people would consider abandoning car ownership

March 14th, 2012 by Oliver Wyman

Urban dwellers in Western Europe and Asia would seriously consider a change in their primary mode of transport – including abandoning auto ownership – according to a recently released study by Oliver Wyman and the ESB Business School Reutlingen (Germany). The “Future of Mobility” found that, if fuel prices rose significantly by 2030, approximately 77% […]

Liftshare.com reduces fuel costs, reduces traffic, reduces pollution and reduces parking difficulties

March 8th, 2012 by Liftshare

The typical UK commuter who car-shares every day saves about £800 a year, and reduces their CO2 emissions by about a tonne. To find someone who is going your way visit the free-to-use Liftshare website and add details of any journey you want to share.

How the Dutch got their bicycle paths might surprise you

November 28th, 2011 by A view from the cycle path

Visit A View from the Cycle Path for more information.

The electric Renault Twizy is the right width for Guernsey’s lanes

September 15th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Renault Twizy features at the 2011 Frankfurt car show. The ultra-compact footprint of the Renault Twizy with a length of 2.32 metres and a width 1.19 metres is ideally suited to Guernsey commuting. There are various models with two sizes of electric motor.  The ‘Urban 45’ has an engine power of 4 kW (5 […]

The High Cost of Free Parking

October 17th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and visiting scholar at Cambridge University, has studied car parking as a link between transportation and land use. His influential book, The High Cost of Free Parking is leading a growing number of cities to charge a fair market […]

Free parking is a bizarre anomaly in today’s world

February 27th, 2009 by Jo

At last, a flash of realism and good, down-to-earth common sense from an intelligent and thoughtful politician. John Gollop’s proposed amendment to the paid parking issue, suggesting a 50 pence her hour charge for all parking spaces throughout Guernsey, shows he is determined to solve the traffic problem in the quickest, most cost-effective way. The […]

Let’s move Guernsey from a car centred society to a people centred one

January 31st, 2008 by Living Streets Guernsey

In September 2007 STEPS Living Streets held a meeting about car free lifestyles. We featured many of our members who managed to shop, get to work, and socialise without the use of a car. We tend to forget that it’s only 50 years ago that we all got around perfectly well by bike, on foot […]