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Travel sickness

Letters

With one exception, all your respondents to the question on long distance travel (NCE 12 September) focused on their personal convenience and comfort. They disregarded the needs of those excluded from the private car - under 17 year olds and those who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to drive.

The concept of public transport, whether for long distance or short, is fundamentally sound. It is an inclusive mode, one that is potentially available to all of us.

All that is lacking today is access, information, and coordination.

Access is the easy bit.

Providing good information and coordination is much harder.

There is no legislation, and the technology is still young. For most trains information is now quite good, but for most buses it is still dismal. Without information, people will continue to stand in the rain waiting for a bus that will never come.

It needs to become possible at any point in a multi-modal journey to know your expected arrival time. If we have this, we feel in control.

David Williams, Holworth House, Holworth, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8NJ

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