Saturday, March 03, 2007

so where's our integrated transport system then?

as the plans for road pricing hit the headlines within days of toni bliar so it would be "kamikazee" to do so; the campaign asks where is our integrated transport system?

all it takes is for one bad accident to close down 15 miles of the a1(m) motorway and north yorkshire turns into motorised pandamonium. thousands of cars spilled out into the surrounding villages which gridlocked most b- roads for a good hour or so. today it took me 4 and a half hours to travel what is normally a one hour drive to harrogate.

so here's the clincher; with road pricing my journey today - diverted through dozens of villages and two towns - would have cost me close to £32! £32 to travel 40 miles!!!
now that is value for money...

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