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Letters to the editor: Issue 603 17 Aug 2012

Learning lessons from transport’s recent history

Julie Boston, Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways, Bristol

Andrew Forster’s fascinating account of road improvements for the capital and Roger Sexton’s letter on the desperate need for bus reregulation are relevant to campaigners and political parties (LTT 16 Aug). 

Many Londoners in the 1960s and 1970s battled against the sense of entitlement of the motorist. In 1981 the Greater London Council was very much alive and introduced ‘Fares Fair’ with a 32% cut in bus fares. Public transport increased by 10%, with a 6%...

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