Tag Archive for 'traffic'

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 […]

Montreal study probes link between breast cancer and traffic pollution

October 7th, 2010 by McGill University

Air pollution has already been linked to a range of health problems. Now, a ground-breaking new study suggests pollution from traffic may put women at risk for another deadly disease. The study, published in the prestigious journal Environmental Health Perspectives, by researchers from The Research Institute of the MUHC (RI MUHC; Dr. Mark Goldberg), McGill […]

The daily Guernsey commute to work

July 7th, 2010 by Gerald

The start to the day is always slow with much tripping over each others feet as we try and find space in the kitchen to break the overnight fast. Sipping scalding tea, cold milk splashed into a bowl of cereal, toast, and marmalade and a garlic pill to encourage the heart to push blood a […]

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 […]

Living Streets meeting to discuss 20 mph speed limit in urban & residential areas on 17 June 2010

June 14th, 2010 by Pat Wisher

On 17 June 2010 Living Streets will hold an open meeting titled “Twenty’s Plenty for Guernsey.” The meeting which takes place at the Emma Ferbrache room in the Princes Elizabeth Hospital (PEH) beginning at 7.30 pm will discuss the merits of introducing a 20mph speed limit in urban and residential areas of Guernsey – places […]

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?

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 […]