Prof Lesley will talk on why trams are likely the solution to Bath’s traffic problems:

Autonomous cars will increase congestion in Bath and other British Cities

Its blindingly obvious that self driving cars will make congestion worse, for several reasons: Many more people will be in them creating many more vehicles on the road:  those who presently can’t afford a car, or who can’t driver such as elderly, children, drunks, parcel deliveries, nail bars, hair dressers etc. Self driving taxis will […]

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9 minute film showing how Zurich dealt with its traffic Trams in Lisbon  

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Cities that expanded rail outperformed cities that only expanded bus systems

Cities that expanded their rail systems significantly outperformed cities that only expanded bus systems in terms of transit ridership, passenger-mileage, and operating cost efficiency   Abstract There is ongoing debate over the relative advantages of rail and bus transit investments. Rail critics assert that cities which expand their bus transit systems exhibit better performance than […]

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Independent study – What Light Rail Can Do for Cities

http://www.urbantransportgroup.org/system/files/general-docs/WhatLightRailCanDoforCitiesMainText_0218.pdf   Extract:  “Tyne & Wear Metro 4.14 The initial monitoring studies of the Metro18 noted that use of the new system by former car users, together with the accompanying large-scale reduction of bus movements in central Newcastle, had helped to reduce congestion. Between 1980 and 1984, average vehicle speeds in Newcastle City Centre increased […]

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