Cost of tram systems

    On Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 12:05 Jenny Raggett, <jdraggett@hotmail.co.uk> wrote: Hi all I just wondered whether any of you had data on the cost of trams. I’ve got some figures for the Nice tram route 2 and even managed to find (in French) where the money came from to build it (see below). […]

Read More

Britain’s cost benefit analysis failings CBA

Sophy Tayler 18 Apr 2020, 18:28 (11 days ago) Hi All So far what we are all doing, is pointing out the flaws to ourselves. ( we’ve done the same here in London) Our experience in SE5, when we campaigned for our re-opening railway station was that the webtag score was the be all and […]

Read More

Over 33 tramways re-installed in France after nearly all being removed after the war

A good overview of the renaissance of trams in France, the conclusion is a bit so so. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316573692_The_renaissance_of_tramways_and_urban_redevelopment_in_France Particularly land use transport planning integration: “The installation of the tram is seen as an opportunity for cities to redefine their projects in terms of urban planning and land use areas by rehabilitating and restructuring the urban […]

Read More

Poor people are the biggest users of taxis, its convenience and service quality rather than cost that dictates mode

On Wed, 8 Apr 2020 at 21:05, david r https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliverwyman/2019/09/24/forget-ride-hailing-rail-is-a-citys-most-cost-effective-least-polluting-transport/ — On Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 19:58 Ian Crawford, wrote: Hi David, Great article supporting mass transit – I suspect that the increase in ride-hail especially in USA is a reflection of what the few who can afford the convenience regardless of cost, adding to pollution , […]

Read More

Trams offer 90% of metro benefit but at 10% of the cost

No one in their right mind would ever suggest that trams are capable of replacing all other travel modes. After all about a fifth of journeys are walked (because they are short). Similarly only 25% of trips are over 5miles long and less than 3% over 30miles. BUT car trips (until coronavirus) dominated all trips, […]

Read More

Key facts about transport, planning, pollution, buses, trams and light rail

The traffic growth phenomena has been well known since the 1960’s and was the subject of the seminal “Traffic in Towns” Report, which described the mechanism like digging a ditch in a water logged field. Buchanan in that report concluded that congestion could only be resolved by providing public transport that will attract marginal car […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More