In Financially Strained Times, London Relies on Buses

The London bus network carries over twice the number of people as the underground network. "But with Britain's new coalition government preparing comprehensive budget cuts, the future of London's transport network is uncertain."
July 29, 2010, 12pm PDT | George Haugh
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"To encourage continued use of public transport and make London a more sustainable city, a commitment to developing and improving the network will need to be made, albeit on a smaller budget."

"Since it uses existing infrastructure--the road--the economic and environmental cost of implementing, modifying and maintaining bus networks is less than their train-based equivalents. Bus routes can also be introduced more quickly, and offer flexibilities of movement that track-based travel cannot."

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Published on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in The Global Urbanist
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