Greener Journeys applauds the UK’s return to economic growth. In particular, we welcome the Government’s commitment to delivering what the Chancellor of the Exchequer has called a “truly national recovery”. We are aware, however, that the economic recovery remains a work in progress and needs to be sustained.
The solution lies in making better use of existing road capacity through targeted investment in local bus infrastructure and selective priority measures that improve the performance of the transport network as a whole. Examples of the latter include bus lanes, junction priorities, bus gates and quality bus corridors. When they are implemented correctly in the right places, selective priority measures will make transport networks work more efficiently, generating improvements to reliability, reductions in delays and improvements in journey times.