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  • Simon Baddeley
    This is interesting. Trouble is it leaves more space clear on the roads for all the other cars. S ... From: Chris Crean To: roads
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 6, 2000
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      This is interesting. Trouble is it leaves more space clear on the roads for
      all the other cars.
      S
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Chris Crean <chrisc@...>
      To: roads <roads@...>; traffic_reduction <traffic_reduction@...>
      Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 4:13 PM
      Subject: TRAFFIC_REDUCTION: Phones and Fuel


      > (taken from silicon.com newsletter)
      >
      >
      > BT's (oil)slick PR
      >
      > BT reported a 290 per cent increase in the number of conference call
      > bookings during the fuel crisis. At its peak, the number of calls
      > reached
      > 3,194 in one day. The number of new accounts opened increased fivefold,
      > and
      > web bookings on http://www.conferencing.bt.com and the demand for
      > videoconferencing both increased by one third.
      >
      > The splendidly named David Sales, general manager of BT Conferencing,
      > said:
      > "I believe the fuel crisis has helped change many people's perceptions
      > about the necessity of face-to-face meetings. Increasingly, phone
      > conferencing is being seen as a viable and efficient alternative. The
      > typical manager driving to and from work and in business spends nearly
      > 11
      > hours behind the wheel each week - to travel 232 miles... we are seeing
      > more and more businesses meet by phone, swayed by the bottom line of
      > time
      > and cost savings."
      >
      > Bests
      >
      > Chris
      > --
      > Chris Crean
      > Friends of the Earth Midlands
      > 54 Allison Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5TH
      > + 44 121 643 9117 tel
      > + 44 121 643 3122 fax
      >
      > Visit the campaign to stop the BNRR web site at
      > http://www.beep.dial.pipex.com/bnrr/index.htm
      >
      > call for effective international action on climate change
      > visit http://www.climatevoice.org
      >
      > Or visit FOE's web site at http://www.foe.co.uk/
      > and tell world leaders it's time to face up to climate change
      > http://www.foe.co.uk/campaigns/energy_and_climate/climate_voice.html
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