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We have bus stops and taxi ranks. How about a 'Lift Stop'? A designated area where people can wait for a lift during the peak hour commute. Anyone with an empty car can pull up at the stop and state their destination, see if anyone wants a lift and hopefully fill up the car. It might work initially as a local initiative and if it took off maybe nationally with an accompanying app to locate Lift Stops. As far as remuneration for the driver goes? We have ideas and opinions aplenty already, I...

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Apologies if this has already been covered. I've searched but can't find anything. I suppose this could also feature in the mode mixer challenge too. A folding bike could be carried on the bus, the train and in a car. (Put in the hold of an airplane and ferry too). If the entire journey to work is not possible by bike alone, for whatever reason, the folding bike may be an option.  It's use could contribute to a greener commute, reduce fares and congestion.  

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I don't know if this is of interest or not but I thought I would pass it on. It popped up in my Inbox having escaped my Spam filters.  It must be a sign!! ;-) It's a delayed flight compensation site that reckons it can help you claim compensation if you have had a flight delayed within the last six years. http://www.airdelay.co.uk/?utm_source=gingernut Ironmaiden reminded me of her experience with compensation so I have edited this post to include the link....

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Our children are commuters too. Their journey to school and college are commutes. Some walk, some have those aluminium scooters,many, too many, in my opinion, are driven, some cycle, many get the bus, some get the train.  What do they think about their commute? How do they feel about their journeys? How would they see their commute more as a holiday than a commute. Peculiar idea? Maybe. By the time the younger children are working, if there are jobs, it may be the norm to work from...

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Lots of discussion flowing (seriously, it wasn't an intentional pun) motivated by aster1x's Catch The River idea in the Commuting Change challenge. And here is an app to enhance that experience if any of you London commuters want to give it a try. Tickets timetables - I haven't used it yet.

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I've loved all the ideas and suggestions to make a train commute more like a holiday. But  a comment someone made about people have to stand, squashed  on their journeys gave me some food for thought. i had been looking at it through rose tinted glasses and seeing these cosy, cuddly commutes with people sleeping in pods, reading and discussing books, doing yoga. But I suspect that in reality for many the difference between a good commute and a bad commutte is about whether you get a seat...

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i suppose this could be considered an extension of the Bus Bonanza idea. But it occurred me as I pondered the potentials of in bus entertainment that the ball could start rolling before anyone even got on the bus. i have had some delightful conversations with people at bus stops usually beginning with the weather and the waiting for buses! And then going on to other things and sharing a seat with that person and having a very pleasant journey.  So how about a Bus Stop Buddy scheme. Maybe...

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There have been loads of ideas for making the train commute entertaining and vacational (or should that be vocational?!) but the bus commute is rather different. People are getting on and off the buses along the route, there is no static captive audeince. How is it possible to 'happy' up the bus ride? Maybe a modification of some of the train commuting ideas; perhaps the bus company would allow a couple of charity representatives to ride for free along a route on the commute to work where...

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So far in this Commuting Change Challenge the emphasis seems to be on train commuting. and with good reason. I have been racking my brains to see how a car commute can be made into a holiday!! Apart from aural stimuli there seems to be little for the driver. Anything that could compromise the concentration of the driver is totally off limits. The company of others may help to make the journey pleasant. So I got to thinking about the many reasons why people choose to commute by car. The...

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kateandme's 'what about working with companies' challenge sowed the seeds of this idea in my head. And there are flaws aplenty in it but I'm hoping there might be some mileage (oops no pun intended) in pursuing it. My idea was to develop an app. Car(e) Share. Where a driver offers his/her services and passengers can request a lift. Ideally it would need to be licensed by a reputable organisation associated with motoring and/or the environment.(DVLA, Friends of the Earth?) Anyone can...

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Gill Chedgey

Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jan 20, 2016

Bio Retired school teacher and civil servant. Have arthritis and fibromyalgia which makes travelling a challenge nowadays. Spend much of my time now as a 'professional' reader reviewing books for Real Readers and Breakaway Reviewers.

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20 mins

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