Category Archive: congestion

Feb
14
2007

Road pricing not the answer

Letter to the Guardian published 14 February, 2007 Published version at http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,,2012301,00.html Sir When Labour came to power 10 years ago John Prescott proclaimed “I will have failed if in five years time there are not many more people using public transport and far fewer journeys by car. It’s a tall order but I urge …

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Sep
14
2006

A hard shoulder to cry on

On 12 September 2006 the Department for Transport initiated an experiment on the M42 in which, in periods of congestion, drivers would be allowed to use the hard shoulder. Media coverage of the experiment focused on safety problems: in the event of breakdowns or accidents emergency services would take longer to get to the scene. …

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