Are we car dependent?

The “Campaign for better transport” has published the 2010 Car Dependency Scorecard for the UK.

I am afraid Perth would find it hard to get a good rating.

These are the type of issues evaluated:

Accessibility and planning Percentage of people within each city living within 2km of a primary school Percentage of households within each city living within 30 minutes of a hospital by walking or public transport
Percentage of households within each city who can get to the town centre within 15 minutes by walking or public transport Percentage of people who can get to their

place of work within 15 minutes by walking

or public transport

Percentage of new dwellings built on previously developed land
Section B: Quality and uptake of public

transport

What percentage of high frequency bus

services are on time

What percentage of people are very or fairly

satisfied with the bus services in their city?

What percentage of people are very or fairly satisfied with local transport information in their city? Total number of bus trips per capita
Station users expressing ‘satisfied’ or ‘good’ levels of satisfaction Percentage of school children who use a car, taxi or car share to reach school
Estimated percentage journeys during commuter time (7am –9.59am) as a car driver or passenger Price of a seven-day bus pass.
Section C: Walking and cycling Percent of children (aged 5-15) who walk or cycle to school in each city General condition of footpaths along main roads
Percentage of households within 15 minutes cycle of each city centre Estimated percentage journeys during commuter time (7am – 9.59am) by cycling

About Heinrich

Promoting everyday cycling