29th April 2022
“UK drivers have cut 550 million miles a week by working from home” reported Ciara Knight in November 2020 (https://www.bymiles.co.uk/insure/magazine/author/ciara/). Commuting makes up 15% of car journeys in the UK so the more those journeys can be reduced – either by working from home or by living closer to the workplace – or shifted from cars to public transport, cycling or walking, the better – both for environment and our health.
How about this for an idea? Rotterdam has installed rain sensors at intersections so that when it starts to rain the traffic lights prioritise people cycling. https://twitter.com/Cycling_Embassy/status/1315669335839567873?s=20