Getting to work on Rural transport
The BBC has finally noticed that:"A car in the country is getting to be essential." but goes on to laud various alternatives including my local preposterous Wiggly Bus - (I am invited to the steering committee meetings of the Wiggly Bus. Last time I checked it was running around empty half the time and it would be cheaper and more environmentally friendly for the taxpayer to give every passenger a fiver to get a taxi).
They note the Govt has stumped up £50 million to launch a website to help us plan our journey. So always willing I went to it:
I need to pop into work this morning so I said give me the options to get from my house to work, leaving at 7:00 this morning. It came up with four:
Method: Leaving time: arrival time: length of journey:
1. Walk, Bus 07:56 09:00 1 hour, 04 Min's
2. Walk, Bus 09:31 10:18 47 Min's
3. Walk, Bus 13:00 15:22 2 hours, 22 Min's
4. Car 07:00 07:19 19 Min's/6.1 Miles
My only quibble is that it takes about 10 minutes not 19 minutes to drive 6 miles - or even the 5.5 it actually measures the shortest way. - the bus journeys all involve changing buses. I think my case for the car is proven.