Safe, connected, convenient? Cycling, cars and public transport compared

As long as cars are clearly more convenient than public transport or cycling, people will continue to drive a car. […]

As long as cars are clearly more convenient than public transport or cycling, people will continue to drive a car. However, if there was a monetary value attached to convenience, this might all change…

 

 

  Cycling Public Transport Cars
Safe Compared to cycling participation figures both death rates and hospitalisations are high Yes Yes, (if you assume that you will not be one of the 200 people killed each year)
Connected Gaps in the PSP system are substantial. On suburban roads the cycling network is not connected. The network is connected. In some suburbs services are very limited. Using public transport normally requires the use of a car (or long walks) as part of the journey Completely. Roads are available from door to door (parking could be a limiting factor)
Convenient (and comfortable) Requires an effort, but in principle allows door-to-door journeys Multiple transport modes, often long waiting times, overcrowding and proximity to other travellers are all part of the public transport challenge Air-conditioned comfort, own choice of music, expression of personal taste via choice of vehicle

 

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