Unless we stop driving cars, all other sustainable transport plans are pointless

Unless we stop driving cars, all other sustainable transport plans are pointless

Doubling bus use across the UK would only reduce car driving by 1.3%, according to expert Steve Melia. We ask him about the best ways to restrict car use

If we want sustainable cities, we are going to have to put the brakes on car usage.

Taking aim at the family car may sound a drastic solution to increasing congestion and air pollution in Britain’s cities, but Steve Melia, author of a new book, Urban transport without the hot air, says 60 years of largely ineffectual government transport policy have shown that nothing less will do the job.

If there is a war going on, it is against public transport users

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Source: Guardian Transport

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