RE: [carfree_cities] Car only streets
- philip@... wrote:
>> are there any other examples of strategic link roads inOddly enough in Luton, Labour is pretty auto friendly as well and the
>> >centres (perfectly wide enough for buses), where buses have been
>> >but private vehicles, vans and lorries are still allowed? This happens
>> >a section of High Street, Manchester,
>>No offence, but it seems really odd to ban buses from the city centre.
>Not to the car/tram-obsessed Labour politicians running the city, I'm
Liberals & Tories are more pro transit.
>> >1a. Continue to get the bus to the eastern peripheral terminus (fareThe city would gain revenue if they were issuing tickets.
>> £7 a
>> >week any distance for the vast majority of users), and then walk up to
>> >mile crossing the city streets where motorists ignore illegal turns and
>> >pedestrian-phased lights, and the chances of being hit by a pavement
>> >cyclist is high.
>> That's sad and your police seem to be very inept.
>They simply aren't around. They would see it as minor offences (until
>someone is killed), and to be fair to them, they are stretched. Manchester
>has 30% less Police Officers per head than London, for instance.
>> >1b. Continue to get the bus to the same point, walk about 100 yards,Who is allowing this problem to persist?
>> >for an unknown length of time for a tram that isn't full, pay an
>> >additional £7.40 a week, then a further walk to your connecting
>> That's another problem of not having an integrated transit system.
>> >2. Drive.
>> >If you've got a car - the preferred option is obvious!
>>Things seem to be very corrupt in Manchester.
>This problem is partly due to Metrolink's refusal to have integrated
>ticketing with the bus companies - they do allow (heavy) rail travellers
>free onward travel across the city.
>Having said, that the Trams are not asSo the entire system is totally f$&%ed up, in other words. Dawson
>reliable as the local politicians/media bigwigs would have us believe, so
>there would still be the problem of long waits and missed connections.
- Andrew Preble wrote:
>In the French Quarter in New Orleans, all buses and trucks are banned(public
>and private) because of the sensitivity of the old houses and old streetsbeing
>constantly shaken by the heavy vehicles. Private cars are allowed on halfof
>it while the other half is car/bus/truck free.Sorry for the late response, but it sounds like a question of axle weight.
One way around this could be the use of mini buses, the STCUM
http://www.stcum.qc.ca uses such buses for similar reasons in