who benefits from trams and who should pay

The word subsidy distorts the debate, and makes it far more political than it needs to be. Successful systems arise when all the beneficiaries of the system pay its costs, and there are many beneficiaries who, in this country, do not pay. My list of beneficiaries from a tram system includes: The passengers, and, in […]

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The majority of London’s traffic emission not from vehicle exhausts

See also: https://bathtrams.uk/electric-cars-are-not-the-answer-to-air-pollution-says-top-uk-adviser/   “…about 88 per cent of London’s road traffic emission now arises from vehicle brake and tyre wear and resuspension…” Transport for London Report 10 http://content.tfl.gov.uk/travel-in-london-report-10.pdf … see the bottom of page 12, and figure 6.22 and the following text on page 163: “Although London now complies with limit values for PM10, continued reductions […]

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Trams really do run every 6 – 8 minutes throughout the day

West Midlands by tram Bigger, better – and more frequent Your Midland Metro runs from Wolverhampton to Birmingham, so it’s perfect for getting to Bilston, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, The Hawthorns and the Jewellery Quarter. Trams run every 6-8 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes on evenings and Sundays. In Budapest trams run every […]

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Trams without overhead wires – Rail Engineer

  The tram above left is running without overheads, and on the right the same tram switches to overhead wires  https://www.railengineer.uk/2012/11/28/trams-without-wires/ “For modern trams, there are now various second-generation catenary-less systems of which ground level supplies are just one solution. Others include the latest energy storage technology and overhead top-up at stations. All are the […]

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The school run is causing 50% of traffic congestion in Bath at rush hour

The school run is causing 50% of traffic congestion in Bath at rush hour transitionbath.org/school-run-causing-50-traffic-congestion-bath-rush-hour/ 3 Oct 2017 – Transition Larkhall and the University of Bath have been conducting a research for the last year to understand the transport movements to the east of Bath and what residents think. The research included sampling traffic flows both in and outside school holidays, and […]

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Autonomous cars will increase congestion in Bath and other British Cities – 1

See Also: https://bathtrams.uk/self-driving-cars-will-make-congestion-worse-2/ 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 […]

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