Tag Archive for 'Guernsey traffic'

British commuters spending nine working days a year stuck in traffic

November 6th, 2013 by TomTom

TomTom has released the 6th edition of its Traffic Index, which reveals that on average, British commuters are spending nine working days a year stuck in traffic. Traffic jams in 11 out of 17 of Britain’s biggest cities have got worse in the past year. Cities where congestion levels have gone up since this time […]

Road traffic pollution increases risk of death for bronchiectasis patients

September 9th, 2013 by European Lung Foundation

A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona on 8 September 2013, has added to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the damaging effects of road-side pollution. Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus. It […]

PF+A company gives staff financial incentive to not drive alone to work

June 7th, 2013 by PF+A

PF+A employees have traded in their cars and solo trips to work for more sustainable and less polluting alternatives thanks to a new incentive scheme launched by the company. The 14 strong team at the design office in St Peter Port are given £0.50 – £1.00 every time they make their journey to work in […]

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 […]

Traffic noise increases the risk of having a stroke

January 28th, 2011 by European Society of Cardiology

Exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over, according to a study published online on Wednesday 26 January 2011 in the European Heart Journal. The study “Road traffic noise and stroke: a prospective cohort study” which is the first to investigate the links […]

GM’s EN-V envisions future of personal mobility

January 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

WARREN, Mich. – Rapid urbanization, aging populations and more demand for personal mobility globally present challenges today’s vehicles will be hard-pressed to meet. Envisioning what that future will need gave birth to the Electric Networked Vehicle, or EN-V. “In megacities like London, New York, Beijing, Singapore and New Delhi, the sheer number of vehicles on […]

Car emissions cloud the mind

January 5th, 2011 by Todd Neale

This article is published courtesy of Todd Neale, Staff Writer for MedPage Today. Pollution from traffic was associated with worse cognitive function in a cohort of older men, researchers found. A doubling of exposure to black carbon — a marker for traffic pollution — was associated with a 30% greater chance of having a low […]

Is Slugging something for Guernsey?

January 5th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Slugging is a form of casual car sharing and has been used in the USA to allow drivers to use high-occupancy highway lanes and to reduce commuter traffic. The word derives from ‘slugs’ or fake coins put into bus and underground turnstiles.  Slugging, which takes place in many US cities is informal and ad hoc.  […]

How does one reduce traffic congestion on Island roads?

June 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Many Guernsey residents believe that one of the irritations of island life is the traffic congestion faced during the morning and afternoon rush hour.  Traffic congestion occurs when parents take their children to and from school and when business people drive in and out of St Peter Port.  Long queues of cars can form along […]

Is paid parking right for Guernsey?

February 9th, 2009 by Adam Greenfield

For more than 70 years, most of the developed world has used paid parking to improve congestion, land use, air quality, the economy, and the environment. Transport advocate Adam Greenfield explains why Guernsey deserves not to be left out of the benefits of paid parking. Can paid parking work for Guernsey?