Thursday, 13 October 2016


The council in my city is trying to reduce traffic congestion. In their latest newsletter to residents they boasted of the results over the last six months.

The morning peak average speed increased from 27.8 km/h to 28.9 km/h.

Whoop-de-do! For a 10 km commute, that means a daily saving of 49 seconds on a 22-minute journey. Barely noticeable.

Meanwhile I can go 25 km/h on my bicycle and fitter people go quicker than that. Hardly seems worth having a car, really.

Here's a congestion-busting idea. Leave the car at home. Often a bicycle is quicker (and more enjoyable). Or catch public transport and free up the roads for everyone.

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