Posted on: April 4, 2012 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Questions that need answers

On the back of a carton of smoothie (of all places) is a question that hits a transport nerve. Amongst mock curiosity about ‘mouse flavoured cat food’ and ‘why dinosaurs had such tiny hands’ (hardly topics to lose sleep over), is a question that really is troublesome: ‘What is the socially …

Posted on: March 14, 2012 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Do full buses mean a service is successful?

At first glance, the answer to this question is yes. After all, so many bus services run empty sucking up subsidies, contributing to pollution and congestion, and, apparently, serving nobody. But, success is in the eye of the beholder and, we’d argue, that if a bus service is regularly full …

Posted on: March 6, 2012 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Is free parking at work a thing of the past?

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and it’s certainly true of parking. ‘Free Parking’ isn’t free. Somebody pays. The little patch of tarmac so neatly outlined in white, costs between £400 and £1000 in running costs. The capital costs can be £2000. And the cost of …