Saying "it can't be done" is no longer a valid argument
I think that this is one of the most discussed and least actioned issues on Jersey.
Two sustainable transport policies and some token cycle paths seem to be the extent of progress to date.
Our current transport system wasn't designed, it evolved. The constant has been how to manage and facilitate the ever increasing demands of cars, vans and lorries on our roads. They are the apex of our system, leaving cycling, walking and public transport far behind.
This has created a culture defined by polluting traffic jams around schools, illegal 'jersey lifts' on social media, late night road racing, hysteria about closing broad street to through traffic and cyclists risking life, limb and lung health on our roads.
All the ideas are there, they need to be actioned.
Why the contribution is important
For all the misery and hurt that the pandemic has caused, it has shown that when urgent action is needed it can be done.
It was inconceivable in 2019 that international aviation could be shut down. But this happened in order to prioritise health over the immediate economy and manage a crisis.
Our transport system is overdue strong and progressive action to progress out of the vehicle domination that seems so locked in.
Saying "it can't be done" is no longer a valid argument.
by brucecarnegie on February 15, 2021 at 10:19AM