This is Europe This is Europe World news How Helsinki and Oslo cut pedestrian deaths to zero

After years of committed action, neither city recorded a single pedestrian fatality in 2019 Both these cities have trams networks. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/how-helsinki-and-oslo-cut-pedestrian-deaths-to-zero?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other They cut speed limits, changed street design, removed space for cars and generally made life harder for motorists. Now it appears the work is paying off. Two of Europe’s smaller capital cities – Oslo […]

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Self driving cars will make congestion worse – 2

See also: https://bathtrams.uk/autonomous-cars-will-increase-congestion-british-cities/ Just 2,000 autonomous vehicles in downtown San Francisco would be enough to snarl traffic as cars will choose to “cruise” instead of pay for parking, a new analysis shows. Adam Millard-Ball, a transportation planner and an associate professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz calculated the cost a self-driving car would […]

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” In a whirl: aesthetic overload in Vienna ” ( Note the article doesn’t mention tram wires in Vienna)

Barely halfway through our first morning in Vienna and my wife, Alexa, has already succumbed to Stendhal syndrome. Named after the 19th-century French author who first described the phenomenon on a visit to Florence, Stendhal syndrome is brought on by over exposure to artworks of sublime beauty. The sufferer presents with heart palpitations, dizzy spells […]

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WHY TRAMS WORK AND BUSES WORK IN CITIES – BUSES ON THEIR OWN DON’T

Why Trams Work (But Integrated With Buses) Whereas Buses Alone Don’t, In Tackling Pollution Congestion, Climate Emergency Nowhere have buses achieved a significant modal shift from cars to buses because for the reasons below, they cannot offer the same high quality and prestigious service which a tram can. Trams typical get a 30 – 40 […]

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PRESS RELEASE Major Success for Bath Area Trams Association

Bath Area Trams Association Bath Trams  have achieved another major milestone in their project to have trams re-installed within Bath and Bristol connecting other areas such as Chippenham, Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Keynsham, with the explicit inclusion of trams in the plans for the Joint Local Transport Plan 4 2020-2036 from the West of England Combined […]

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Come and hear the evidence of why trams can get children to school safely and quickly even across town without cars, drastically cut pollution, carbon and congestion and the reasons buses alone can’t

Come along on the 8th February to discuss how the reintroduction of trams can address these issues. LIGHT LUNCH INCLUDED! Full Agenda and background here: https://bathtrams.uk/ 8th February 2020 BRLSI 9am – Coffee and Registration 10am – Speakers   BOOK NOW   Trams get down very narrow streets and can share with cars Whenever trams/light […]

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Trams Ascending Steep Hills

Above – Tram in Helsinki – note the cyclists – the one in the distance safely crossing tracks Birmingham Pinfold Street, Battery only tram gradient 1 in 10.35 Birmingham Pinfold Street, Battery only tram gradient 1 in 10.35

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Others think Runcorn Busway is a success:

On Mon, 20 Jan 2020 at 15:25, <rob.mccaffery@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote: Please put it under my name. I do not publish anonymously since I have belief in the honesty of my comments and my intentions.   Just to give a wider perspective I am and always have been a tramway fan first and foremost, but that does […]

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Comparative noise levels from trams and buses and cars

file:///C:/Users/tynin/Downloads/comparison-of-noise-impacts-from-urban-transport.pdf Extract: 0. COMPARISONS BETWEEN MODES From the above it can be seen that in the round, across all conditions, the noise from buses is potentially no more significant than that from trams. Bus engine noise, especially under heavy acceleration, can generate larger noise emissions than trams, but under certain conditions trams do generate more […]

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