Why do most Park and Ride schemes cause an increase in overall traffic? Why do people living in high density housing make fewer journeys than people in suburbs but still cause more traffic congestion? How does our use of travel time impact on travel choice? Is time spent travelling wasted or can it be a ‘welcome gift’? Does an increase in traffic inevitably equal an increase in accident rates?
These are some of the questions posed by Researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in a series of short films, ‘Surprising Things You Never Knew About Transport’ which challenge received wisdom amongst the general public and, in some cases, politicians.
Link to press release: http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/uwenews/news.aspx?id=2891
Link to short films: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/et/research/cts/transportfilms.aspx
Dr Steve Melia
Centre for Transport & Society
Department of Geography and Environmental Management University of the West of England
0117 328 3267