When the Government published its Transport Decarbonisation Strategy last week, Grants Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said it would lead to ‘guilt-free’ flying. That phrase worries me. Not because I don’t want guilt-free flying. I do. But because it doesn’t include the other downsides of flying; in particular noise. Maybe Grant Shapps was going for aContinue reading “‘Guilt-free’ must include noise as well as emissions”
It is instructive the amount of support there has been for the proposal by the Green Party mayoral candidate Sian Berry to shut down London City Airport. But perhaps even more instructive is the lack of banner headlines calling it a ridiculous fantasy. Her plan is not unrealistic. That is not to say that LondonContinue reading “Why Closing London City is not Unrealistic”
Here’s a prediction. Over the next decade our streets will become quieter but our skies will get noisier. Quieter Streets There is a range of measures, likely to be put in place, which will cut traffic noise: Electric cars will reduce noise at speeds of under about 35mph. Above that, there will be little differenceContinue reading “Ground to Air”
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