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Is Boris solving London's transport problems?
Boris, mayor of London is on a `drive' to cut out
our carbon emissions and promote greener living
in terms of our transport use in particular.
But has he been successful?
You are going to work out the cheapest ways to
get around London and if being green is the
I wish to leave my house next to
Notting Hill tube station and travel to
Covent Garden for lunch with a friend.
I am an adult and plan to leave at 11am
on a week day. I must be there by
12pm or I will miss my lunch booking. I
don't have any memberships / discount
cards or oyster card.
Going by car
1.First find out how many miles the journey is so that you can calculate
how much petrol you will need. Visit and type in your starting and
ending destinations of `Notting Hill' and `Covent Garden'.
2.How much will it cost to fill up? Visit
and work out how much the petrol will cost you. Notting Hill is W11
postcode. Use the average price for Unleaded. Now, the savvy amongst
you will have noticed that this is a price per litre. A litre of petrol we
will assume gets you 10 miles (it would depend significantly on the type
of vehicle).…read more

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3. Now unfortunately paying for petrol is not the only cost. Aside from
buying the car, taxing it and paying for insurance you now have to pay
for the congestion charge...arghh! Do we need to pay for the congestion
charge and if so how much will it costs us?
Going by bike
1. As you don't have a bike you are going to hire one from Boris' cycle
scheme. First find out how long you will need it for.
2. Now find out how much it will cost you to hire it.
Going by tube
Conveniently we happen to be going from and ending up near a tube
1. How much will a ticket cost (you will need to peak at a tube map to
work out which zones)?
2. How long will it take?…read more

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N.B. When on TFL's journey
planner you will need to select
which type of transport you want
to use!
Going by bus
Maybe it would nice to be above
ground to see the views!
1. How much will it cost by bus?
Remember, if you have to get a
connection you will have to pay more
than one single fare!
2. How long will it take?
Going by foot
A nice cheap option and very green too.
1. How long will it take?
So what did you find?
1. Complete a summary table for the 5 different types of transport.
Type of transport Cost Time taken
2. You should now answer `Is Boris solving London's transport
problems?' Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different
types of transport and how successful you think initiatives like the
bikes and congestion charging have been.…read more


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