Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cardiff to set 20mph limits across the city - 20's Plenty for Us

20's Plenty: "20mph limits are being embraced by other large and capital cities in the UK and abroad.  The majority of the largest 40 UK authorities have a 20mph policy including other capitals – City of London and 80% of inner London boroughs, Edinburgh and the centre of Belfast. Paris, Milan and Grenoble are examples of European places announcing 30kph (18mph) limits too."

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Take a look at hospital parking to see how the auto system is really unworkable

3,000 want Walsall Manor Hospital staff to park for free « Express & Star: "More than 3,000 people have signed an online petition calling for parking charges for clinical staff working at Walsall Manor Hospital to be scrapped."

Friday, March 4, 2016

Turku bus card offer converts thousands of motorists to public transport : "UUTISET
News 4.3.2016 10:12
Turku bus card offer converts thousands of motorists to public transport
It can be tricky to get drivers to give up their cars and hop onto a bus, but an innovative scheme in Turku has helped more than 5,000 motorists swap their car keys for a bus card—free of charge. The special promotion runs to the end of March and is open to anyone who holds a driving license and doesn’t already have a bus card.

Turku has added thousands of new bus users in the last month. Image: Henrietta Lehtinen / Yle
Motorists in the Turku region are able to get a taste of bus travel this spring at no cost. The offer is open to anyone with a driving license who has not previously registered a bus card. If they sign up with Föli, the region’s transport authority, their first card will be loaded with 20 euros worth of travel.

The campaign has been extraordinarily successful since it started at the beginning of February, with some 5,000 motorists signing up to see what it’s like to travel by bus."

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The car century was a mistake. It’s time to move on by @carfreecities

The Washington Post: "Transport, however, is not the only important use of streets. Streets are also our most important public social spaces. Most cities in Europe now acknowledge the terrible damage cars have done to this use, which is why cities all across Europe are discouraging automobile use in favor of walking, cycling and public transport. This is most clearly illustrated in Oslo, the first European capital to announce that its downtown core will soon be made car-free in order to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, as well as to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists."