Apr 2, 2023Liked by Karen Christensen

I feel particularly strongly about the transportation thing, I think towns cities have a loooot of work to do to make public transport quicker and more efficient. Ie. More trams, and smaller public vehicles to get people from the bus stops to their actual destination (this is good for disabled and for time efficiency). For example, I have a 15 min commute. If I took public transport, it would take me 55 min to get to work every day. Do I want to lose 2 hours out of my life every day? Nope, not when I already only have so much free time as it is. Towns and cities also need to make the transport much more user friendly (creating or improving apps etc). Making bus stops feel safer for women, and so on. We need big big change.

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I agree entirely. Taking public transport should make your life better, and not be just a virtuous choice to make. That's not to say it'll also be as fast, point to point. But if it's pleasant, and gives you a chance to read or write or doze, feeling safe the whole way, it'll improve quality of life. I write about this much more when I'm wearing my Train Campaign hat, but will make sure to include it here, too.

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