Over-reliance on private cars for transport
This comment has been added on behalf of JuliePearce. (JuliePearce's original post)
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.”
Why the contribution is important
We need to reduce car use, as doing so would clearly cut CO2 emissions.
by NatashaMGoJ on February 15, 2021 at 05:25PM