Saturday, 7 June 2014

Traffic un-jammed: My (as yet) unpublished letter to The Argus

Dear Sir
Whilst reading the stories and comments about traffic congestion in the city (Argus, 4 June) I was struck by the thought that one way to keep getting the wrong answer is to keep asking the wrong question.  So it's time that we consigned the 20th century question, "how many cars can we move down the street" to the dustbin, and started asking the 21st century question,  "how many people can we move down the street and what's the best way to do it?"

Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York has said "Pedestrians and cyclists and bus riders are more important than car riders,"  and Rachel Kyte of The World Bank has said, "city transport is about moving people, not vehicles."  The reason is obvious when you look at this graphic from Copenhagenize on "mobility maths."

Mobility Math com
Yours etc

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