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    also, re lamp post charge points..... it's all good in theory, but the wiring to a lamp post was only ever expected to power a light bulb, not a car charging point.....

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    The infractructure simply isn't there nor do I think it will ever be. All these petrol garage charging points and the old lamppost point are there to placate us and not let us in on the fact we won't have to worry because we won't have car to charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    The infractructure simply isn't there nor do I think it will ever be. All these petrol garage charging points and the old lamppost point are there to placate us and not let us in on the fact we won't have to worry because we won't have car to charge.
    Yet public transport and the mass movement of people has just resulted in the worse pandemic in recent history (with no sign to a soloution)
    You would think that a forward thinking government would be looking at effective ways to move people about without packing large groups of random strangers togerther in metal boxes...

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    The big problem in the UK is over population. The areas hit worst by this pandemic are areas of densely packed housing, multi-occupancy, and now the universities. As to everybody getting around, recent lessons learned would show that many employees could now work from home which would reduce traffic/public transport volumes. When I was commuting through dense traffic every day I'd look around at all the other vehicles. Most of them were four or more seaters with only one occupant taking up 8/9 sq metres of road space. What's the alternative? As Big Joe says public transport has exacerbated this current crisis, but reducing the number of people commuting when they don't need to would help.

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    Everyday Iused to watch huge numbers of people leaving Portsmouth in both directions along the M27 while at the same time watching others pour from both directions INTO portsmouth

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    With the zero road deaths and accidents promised by this 'wonderful' new world - will insurance be a thing of the past? If you cant have an accident then you dont need insurance.

    Interesting the research into travel/motion sickness going on now - as the 'johhnycabs' that are coming will cause many people to get really nauseous on journeys - they recognise this as a really serious issue!

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    What plums never realise with electricity is that as soon as demand increases it wont be cheap anymore. Fuel is only about 35p per litre the rest tax. Theyl just do the same and hike electricity which as pointed out we dont have the infrastructure for

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Everyday Iused to watch huge numbers of people leaving Portsmouth in both directions along the M27 while at the same time watching others pour from both directions INTO portsmouth
    Kev your M27 is much like London and home counties the M25 - whilst originally designed to enable heavy traffic to bypass London and relieve the old North and South Circular routes at first it initially enabled manufacturing and service providers the opportunity to move out of London locations to far less expensive premises with the added attraction of easy access to the rest of the UK. Many employees followed the manufacturers and would also reap the initial benefit of far cheaper housing. With the advantage of using the then new motorway network for travel people who remained in London (and those wishing to commute back-in) had (initially) the perfect low cost answer.
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    We lived in the sticks and my dad ran a building firm, there weren't many cars about then, but when I started driving in the early 60s it always amused me that I would pass other builders who were going to work in our village, whilst we were going to work in theirs.

    One of the fundamental flaws with road improvements is that they allow that to happen on a much bigger scale over much longer distances, but if everybody was forced to use electric vehicles with limited battery range it might stop a lot of cross over traffic.........maybe.
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    I saw a bird in a dpd courier electric transit type on the estate the other day. Sounded like an old milk float but cool I thought, stop start easy peasy.

    There seems to be a lot of chatter about the swift change happening with the wholesave move to working from home. This will help ease traffic hot diggety no doubt. It frees up big buildings to convert to £350,000 bedsits but on the flip side when companies are confident with a remote workforce it's all gonna go to the eastern bloc.

    I worked from home fifteen years, graphic artist, made some canny cash. Was a hoot watching porn whilst getting paid £25ph

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