Tuesday, June 14, 2011

7th most congested city in Europe

Pretty depressing stuff in the Scotsman (and elsewhere) today ... Edinburgh now the 7th most congested city in Europe :-(

Okay - we can all quibble about the reliability of the data, and whether we're 6th, 7th or 8th ... but, either way, it's not good.

Almost as depressing as the congestion (with all its negative impacts) is the undeniable fact that precious little transport infrastructure has been built recently to try and help alleviate the problem: trams at a standstill (literally!); no more park+rides; no more suburban rail stations; no more bus corridors ... just when was the last time a ribbon was cut on any such a completed project?

... seems to me, the real problem is no more political will.

As I said, pretty depressing stuff :-((


Ian Baxter said...

Yes, very depresssing, Andrew. See my own comments on this here - http://midlothiangreen.blogspot.com/2011/06/edinburgh-gets-what-it-voted-for.html

Andrew said...

Ian - not good.

On a lighter note ... hope the walk went well :-)