It’s not only Londoners who rely on buses and trains | Lynsey Hanley
Buses in the capital are fairly priced and frequent – and well used. Why has the rest of the country been left behind?
The railway network is in meltdown. Bus use is declining as routes are cut and fares go up. Most of us are breathing in dangerous levels of car-created pollution. Heathrow is likely to get a new runway even though we know air travel is lethal for the environment. The Economist claims that public transport only “provides a service for people who are too old, too young, too poor, too fearful or too drunk to drive or ride a bike”. But like the NHS, it needs to be for all.
Source: Guardian Transport