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What are park and ride schemes?

People get free parking outside the city and pay a low bus fee to get into the city. This can turn potentially 50 cars on city streets into one bus.

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What are cycle paths?

Improve the safety standard on our roads for cyclists so people are more likely to leave their cars at home and cycle to work...

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What are car sharing incentives?

Many cities run a scheme where if you have more than 1 person in your car you can use a 2+ lane. These lanes are often quicker and so encourage people to share lifts with others, cutting the number of cars on the road.

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What are bus and tram lanes?

Having lanes that can only be used by buses and trams allows them to travel around a city much faster than cars. This encourages people to leave their car at home as getting the bus will be the quickest way to get there.

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What is better public transport?

Having a range of different methods to travel in giving people a choice, and they could all be faster than travelling in cars in a busy city.

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What does 'increase the cost of running a car' mean?

Governments can put up car tax and petrol prices to get people to give up with their cars and travel using cheaper and more sustainable alternatives.

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What are cycle to work schemes?

Where public sector workers can get funding to buy a bike as long as they use it to cycle to and from work, encouraging people to leave their cars at home.

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What is congestion charging?

This is where you will be charged a fee for entering a part of the city that suffers from severe traffic congestion. This will put people off driving if they have to pay extra so they'll have to find a sustainable alternative.

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What does 'school run alternative' mean?

This can add a huge amount of extra traffic to a city street. Systems such as walking buses have been encouraged to get children and parents out of cars and walking to school instead.

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PROBLEMS WITH TRANSPORT IN LONDON:

-The average speed in London is 11mph. 100 years ago, on horse and carriage it was 2mph faster than that.
-The city loses £2-4 million every week due to traffic and people not being at work
-7.6 million people live in London and 1 million more people commute to London
-Road vehicles are responsible for 66% of air pollution in London which contributes to asthma and lung disease

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PROBLEMS WITH TRANSPORT IN PORTSMOUTH:

-There are only 3 roads/ bridges on the island.
-Due to football stadiums, festivals and seasonal events, there is lots of traffic
-Continental ferry point
-No space to build new roads
-Portsmouth was designed for Victorian roads, but cars, so they're not very wide

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HOW DID LONDON MAKE THEIR TRAFFIC BETTER?

-Congestion charges (pay online or get fined) this led to 45% rise in bus passengers
-In 2008 they made a low emission zone, so any passing polluting lorries have to pay £100-£200 per day
-Borris bikes- £2 for the day or free for 30 minutes. Drop off and collection points- good for tourists and commuters
-Ev applications, 1400 charger points- they charge an electric car in 20 minutes

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HOW DID PORTSMOUTH MAKE THEIR TRAFFIC BETTER?

-Park and Ride, £2.50 to park, free to ride, it's quicker than a train or car
-Car sharing websites, commute together
-Portsmouth has cycle lanes and paths so people feel safe
-Travel green scheme. 15% off train or bus services for certain companies