Tag Archive for 'rush hour'

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 […]

Top ten bicycle maintenance tips

May 11th, 2012 by Bike Week

Helen Pidd, author of ‘Bicycle – The Complete Guide to Everyday Cycling‘ offers the following ten bicycle maintenance tips. 1. Keep it clean. If there is one thing you can do to prolong the life of your bike, it is keeping it clean. Tedious, but true. No fancy cleaning kit required – a bucket of […]

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 […]

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 […]