Poor public transport (buses and no trams/light rail) explains uk’s poor productivity


The research shown below indicates that British workers’ productivity and their wages are held back by the poor public transport generally offered ie buses alone, rather than heavy reliance on trams or metro, with buses in a subsidiary role,  as per European cities.

Essentially if investors cannot have access to a large pool of workers who can get to work reiably, cheaply, and quickly they are reluctant to invest in employment.


See also https://bathtrams.uk/the-installation-of-trams-drives-city-regeneration-by-making-access-cheap-easy-fast-pleasant-and-convenient/