In the continuing saga of "the blind leading the blind"...
The Lancashire Evening Post is a daily newspaper based in Fulwood, a suburb of the city of Preston, Lancashire, England.
How alternative transport could be about to revolutionise how we get around
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. On the north bank of the River Ribble, it is an urban settlement and unparished area that together with surrounding rural civil parishes forms the City of Preston local government district of Lancashire. The Preston Travel To Work Area, in 2011, had a population of 420,661 compared to 354,000 in the previous census.
https://www.lep.co.uk/news/transport/ho ... -1-8953797
(Apparently, for some folks, electric traction is "alternative transport".
Starts: Not since the engine took over from real horse power has transport faced a bigger revolution.
Apparently in Lancashire the roads are "congested", some roads "choked"... "a huge problem" ... sound familiar?
The brains behind the scheme say 80 per cent of people questioned would welcome a return to a tram system which last functioned in 1935.
(And "the brains" notes that most maybe haven't tried the bettery-electric bike... yet)
Everyone knows about Blackpool’s trams...
(ESB "Search found 25 matches: Blackpool"...)
On your bike
The former head of world cycling wants to get Lancashire back on its bike. And Brian Cookson, whose four-year stint as president of the Union Cycliste Internationale came to an end recently, is calling on the county council to do more to help two-wheeled transport on the county’s congested roads.
The charge to electric vehicles
Electric cars are the future, whether we like it or not. With the days of diesel numbered and petrol ultimately sharing the same destiny, battery powered vehicles are on the charge in 2018. There are already more than 1,000 on the road in Lancashire and a high voltage surge is expected over the next few years.
"There are already more than 1,000 on the road"... Yeah? And how many ebikers.
Yet still the biggest worry for drivers thinking about converting to these cleaner, greener and quieter eco-vehicles is: Will I run out of juice before I get where I’m going?
There are currently only around 60 public charging points in the whole of the county – and a quarter of those are sited at car dealerships. Lancashire County Council announced in 2016 it was going to install another 150 charging points after winning a grant from the Department of Transport.But that still might not be enough...
... and here's one 21st-century urban guy sitting surrounded by 120VAC electrical outlets. And can "fully recharge" MY "electric vehicle" in about ONE MINUTE (by swapping packs)... HELLO?
Anybuddy else laughing at this writer?