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Not very relevant to this country but they have been racing solar powered cars in Australia and the USA for nearly 30 years. In Adelaide there is a solar bus which operates as a free public transport service, and China have partially solar powered buses. There are now so many houses with solar panels in this country that maybe one day the concept will be more relevant to vehicles.

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Last week a road near us was closed for 3 whole days for repair. This is little more than a country lane but is used by a lot of people, particularly commuters, and lorries going to the local industrial estate. Alternative routes meant a detour of several miles. The problem involved water and mud running downhill out of a field, causing a stream of water running down the road. The workmen cleared the mud from the pavement, dug a small channel beside it and put in a tiny drain. Even I can see...

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I've just heard on the radio that someone is so fed up with delays on his train that he gives bingo cards to the other passengers with all the reasons for possible delays listed. then they mark off the reason for that day's delay! The presenter joked that the winner won't need a full house, just a LINE! I know someone has mentioned bingo on here, so maybe some of our ideas are becoming reality already!

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There are several fields with horses in where I live, sometimes the owners are brave enough to take them out onto the roads but they mostly stick to the bridleways. If we ever manage to remove the majority of traffic from the roads, I'm sure horse owners would love to commute to work by horse! Of course there would have to be "horse parks" with facilities for them. Is this idea just a throwback to olden times or a way forward? Incidentally, our local rag-and-bone man still comes round on his...

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Referring to previous posts by kateandme and myself, wouldn't it be good if Michael could take his Bradshaw's to explore the railway lines and stations that have been closed (he would have to find a different method of travel). He could explore how things used to be, and how re-opening old lines & stations would benefit commuters and the community as a whole. Having this on TV would make it more interesting for local people so that they would be more likely to get involved.

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Apologies if anyone has previously mentioned this. If the railways were made more convenient more people would use them and theoretically fares would be reduced. For example, in the small town where I grew up, when I was very young we were able to pop down to the local station and catch a train to the seaside as a family outing, or one of the cities to the south-west. When the station was closed you then had to travel east for 8 or 9 miles to the nearest station, about 20 minutes by car or...

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I wasn't aware that offering petrol money had become unacceptable, but it makes sense that if someone won't accept money you do something else in return to help them out. If you are unable to give them a lift in return you could bake them a cake or use whatever skills you have. I know this isn't a new idea but I really can't think of anything!

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When I think of commuting I always imagine people packed onto buses/trains/tubes, probably having to stand for most of the journey. To make the journey fun people would need to talk, laugh or sing together - I can't see many doing this if they are reserved or wearing headphones to cut themselves off from everyone else. I don't suppose a commute would be much fun if you have the prospect of a stressful or boring day ahead, and at the end of the day you want to get home and put your feet up....

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Firstly, at some of our local bus stops there are screens showing when the next bus is due. However, these are nowhere near as good as the ones at railway stations, as nearly always the time of the next bus is estimated and they don't arrive on time. It would be good if the bus company fixed them so that they actually work! While waiting for buses the delays would become more life-enriching if there was something like a TV screen or games console to keep us entertained!!

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I can't think of any new products or services, but companies should work together to make sure that journeys connect better. If your bus or train is a few minutes late, you don't want to see your connection disappearing down the road or line, when the company could have delayed it until all of the passengers were on.

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Nicky Griffiths

Grantham, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jan 20, 2016

Bio Housewife and grandmother living in a 3 bedroomed semi on the outskirts of town.

How did you come to join us in The Movement here?
Invitation direct from The Movement

Gender
Female

Age
56-65

About your Mobile Phone:
I have an NON-smart phone

How would you describe the journey you take from your home most
Walking the dog!

How long does this journey usually take?
Just over half an hour.

How many modes of transport in this journey? e.g. car, train...
1

How many cars does your household have daily access to?
0

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