extract from an article in teh Bath Chronical By BMoorcraft | Posted: November 03, 2016 By @BethanMoorcraft A tram on the old Bath to Bathford route Could an efficient tram system be the answer to Bath’s ongoing traffic and pollution woes? Members of Bath Swift Trams certainly think so – and they want you to […]Read More
Hi Dave Your graph gives only NO2. The council does not measure PM10s or PM2.5s (as you probably know these are tiny particulates given off from diesels and from friction on the road and from brakes etc…) There is a Council report on air pollution in Bath, which came to the Transport Policy Development and […]Read More
tarbuck Horse Tram http://www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk/hrstram.htm Date: 1880 Gauge: 4ft 0in Registration: – Acquired by the Museum: 2003Read More
40 µg/m3 (EU, limit value for human health, annual mean) http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/local-research-and-statistics/wiki/air-quality Nitrogen dioxide 5 One of the chief pollutants from vehicle emissions is nitric oxide, which through oxidation creates nitrogen dioxide (NO2). It plays a major role in atmospheric reactions that produce ground-level ozone or ‘smog’. This is the main pollutant by […]Read More
Bath Science Cafe, Monday 13th, Raven Pub. Tram in World Heritage City Vienna passing Opera house – see the wires? Some are attached to the building itself. http://www.virtourist.com/europe/vienna/02.htm Why trams are a modern, low cost and convenient solution to Baths choking transport issues Professor Lesley will explain the economics of trams in Bath Bath’s traffic […]Read More
Tram meeting report Zero cost to Bath Council tram proposal Meeting well attended by 37 persons in all. Chairman and ex chairman of council, leader of conservative group, also Lib Dem party rep and green party rep. David Andrews who called the meeting explained that he had no financial interest in trams but was promoting […]Read More
CLICK TO ENLARGE – THE PROPOSED NEW SYSTEM WOULD BE VERY SIMILARRead More
See full article on re introducing trams into Bath: http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/trams-work-Bath/story-26246819-detail/story.html#comments… ” Could trams be the answer to our transport and traffic problems in Bath? It has worked in other cities across the UK and Europe, and campaigners feel they would be ideal for our city. Two talks on trams in Bath, both by Professor Lesley, […]Read More
Dear All, forgive me for inflicting yet again my views on the relationship between our rotten political system, the voting system and energy and other (health, environment, media, financial, tax, justice) vital policy issues. In a nutshell, it seems blindingly obvious, ( to me anyway) that with our system, where the PM wields enormous power, […]Read More
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CO2 COMPARISONS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT VEHICLES
It was good to meet you yesterday at SET offices. As I mentioned there is an issue about the energy efficiency of public transport vehicles which you might be able to clarify for us.
I have urged James to publish comparison data on Sustraco website to show the energy efficiencies of different public transport vehicles. I am also discussing the issue in relation to work Temple Group is undertaking for clients in the railway industry.
On behalf of Sustraco I also made a submission to the Government of Australia Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport parliamentary inquiry into “Investment of Commonwealth and State funds in Public Transport infrastructure and services”. This energy eficciency issue is well stated in their report of Aug.09. I quote from para 3-33 pages 23 / 24 and footnote 28 thereto :-