Over-reliance on private cars for transport

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It is clear that many journeys into St Helier, particularly made by commuters, are by private car with a single occupant. When the pandemic permits, there needs to be more incentive to share car journeys, and to use public transport. One way of doing this would be to charge for the privilege of single car occupancy. The technology has long existed to make this possible. Car /lift sharing apps exist, as does NPR technology. This would be a fair system, as it would very much be based on "user pays". This quote that I just came accross is very apt       “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transport.”

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We need to reduce car use, as doing so would clearly cut CO2 emissions.

by JuliePearce on February 11, 2021 at 05:19PM

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