Sunday 12 December 2010

London’s transport – modal shift imminent!

But not to the bicycle…

The Metro reports a survey suggesting one in four commuters will be deserting trains, many taking to their cars to avoid the new year's rail fare shock. Others plan to move house or find a new job. Of course, if this actually plays out in reality, the sheer weight of additional traffic will cause massive congestion in many places, hitting businesses and those who have no real choice but to drive. Road casualty figures will likely rise, as commuters rat-run through residential areas and past schools. Interestingly, the survey suggests cycling won't increase.