mercalia wrote:well if the question is living without my own personal .... then easy in a city like London esp if you have a Freedom Pass to use the buses/trains/tubes within London. But if you live in the sticks where buses are once in a blue moon I cant see how you can avoid having a car or motor bike,as there will be times when the weather is bad or cold, or you are not well, where riding a cycle could be masochistic at best? Living in London I now sorn my m/c for most of the year and just put it on the road for a couple of months in the summer. What we maybe need is an option of Pay-As-You-Go road tax so that you can keep the car etc off road most of the time just putting it back for that occasion when a cycle is just too much? The trouble with rental is that it can be very expensive, and you have to go and collect it?
We as a country could put 50p on fuel duty and scrap VED,with a big tax on gas guzzlers and larger private vehicles.We could then ringfence that cash for public transport along with renationalising all public transport for the good of the nation.which would be run by responsible individuals who know what's what and paid well for their service,not idiots like Failing Grayling who's in the pocket of anyone who greases his palm and who can't tell his arris from his elbow!
That would be a huge step forward.