R7 Why Does Transport Matterfor Blog

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  • As an invaluable historical and social heritage town of vital importance it cannot be emphasized enough the importance of sustainable traffic solutions that will not damage the town but at the same time bring essential pedestrian traffic that will enable both work, study and trade. The Park and Ride bus routes are invaluable. However, there are many times when it is necessary to transport large items into Cambridge, particularly in relation to trade and these must not be overlooked. Russells Transport is one of those companies who occasionally have to make such journeys.
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R7 Why Does Transport Matterfor Blog

  1. 1. Why does transport matter? What are the options for more sustainable transport in Cambridge?
  2. 2. How do people travel around Cambridge? <ul><li>Can you write down all the ways in which people travel around the city of Cambridge? </li></ul><ul><li>Then add to this list, what are the provisions for them, and their type of transport? </li></ul>
  3. 3. How are people catered for? <ul><li>Free bike parks </li></ul><ul><li>Park and ride schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Free bus at the weekend (around Christmas time, route around the very centre of the city) </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of parking garages </li></ul><ul><li>Main bus station in the city centre </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1.03 Gha transport footprint <ul><li>In Cambridge, a person’s transport footprint is quite high: it is the 7 th highest out of the 60 cities in the WWF survey!) </li></ul><ul><li>Is this surprising, considering the view of Cambridge as a city where people cycle? </li></ul><ul><li>Transport is thought to be one of the ways in which cities can reduce their eco-footprint quite quickly, depending on the initiative. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cars are the main problem <ul><li>72% of Uk households own at least one car </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 22 million cars on the roads </li></ul><ul><li>Cars pollute with their exhausts, clog up roads with traffic jams and use valuable raw materials in their construction, and in the construction of roads. </li></ul>
  6. 6. what is the future? <ul><li>For the period up to year 2016 proposes that 50,000 new jobs will be created and about 42,000 new homes built in the Cambridge sub-region.  This will be accompanied by a substantial growth in travel demand. </li></ul><ul><li>The already congested and under-funded transport system will be unable to cope unless there is major investment . Cambridgeshire County Council has estimated that £1bn needs to be spent on transport . </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cambridgefutures.org/index.htm </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are the options for Cambridge? <ul><li>Trams/guided bus way </li></ul><ul><li>Bus lanes </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion charging e.g. in London there has been a 21% fall in traffic in the zone, 45% rise in bus passengers, 43% increase in the number of cyclists </li></ul><ul><li>Park and ride schemes </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are the options for Cambridge? <ul><li>Read the document given to you, detailing the range of options currently being considered for Cambridge. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the decision making exercise in your booklet to explain what you think would be the best option for Cambridge for the future transport. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sustainable transport in Cambridge. <ul><li>What options did you choose? </li></ul><ul><li>How are these economic and socially sustainable? </li></ul>

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