Urban Transport Strategies.

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What are different methods to combat traffic congestion?
Park and ride schemes, Cycle SuperHIghway, Manchester Metro link, Santander Bikes, Congestion Charge.
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What are Park and Ride schemes?
park your car outside the city and take the bus in. Only charge is the bus ticket and is cheaper that parking. It is a conversion of farmland.
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How successful?
87 cities in the UK and 31% have said that air is cleaner.
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What is Cycle superhighway?
Pathways just for bikes away from the cars.
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Good or bad?
safer for cyclists and good for health. dangerous outside of paths. set to give £76m in benefits to London. However there is less road space where the highways are which causes congestion.
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Manchester Metrolink
trams that run every 6 mins across the city. Opened in 1992.
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Good or bad?
Slower than buses and cars and routes are static. Powered by electricity so reduce pollution.
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Santander Bikes
£2 per 1/2 hour. Bikes that you can pull out of stations and cycle in the city with.
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Good or bad?
Cheaper than petrol or diesel, set to save economy £207m and £71m in terms if pollution levels. Cost tax payers £1400 per bike to run.
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Congestion Charge
Certain London zones have to pay £10 a day to drive through.
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Good or bad?
no longer fits purpose as 30% increase in delays over last 2 years. First 10 years traffic levels dropped by 10.2% and CO2 levels dropped by approx 16%.
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