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Dedicated tramways are simply a waste of useful road space

Paul WIthrington
08 November 2007

Professor Lesley (Letter LTT 25 Oct) says that Tram Power will offer a system as economical as a bus service once certain technical items are established. But why wait? Instead just do it by bus now. Not only may buses offer a similar or greater line haul capacity, given a right of way managed to avoid congestion, but (a) the buses may leave the right of way so as to drop-off and pick-up and (b) other vehicles could use the track, which would otherwise be occupied to only a small fraction of...

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