Flashcards in Traffic Deck (9):
Why has the number of cars increased?
A greater wealth
A reduction in public transport
More goods moved by lorry
More people commuting to work
What are the social problems caused by traffic?
Delays on public transport
Noise pollution air pollution and visual pollution
Causes health problems (asthma)
What are slime of the economic problems of traffic?
Congestion on roads
Having to maintain roads
What are the environmental problems of traffic?
What are the solutions to traffic problems?
Increase parking prices
Congestion charge (London)
Underground train system (metro)
Increase price of petrol
Park and ride (Cambridge)
What are the advantages of trams?
Reduces number of cars
Reduced co2 emissions
What are the disadvantages of trams?
Often have to walk to station
Mainly in city
Dangerous to pedestrians
What are the advantages of park and ride schemes?
Less cars in city
Cheaper than parking in city