Hamilton and Beyond
Public transport key in sustainable development plan
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:54 AM
According to Sustainable Development Unit director Charles Brown, the Transportation Management Plan 2002 addresses the softening of bottlenecks and smoothing of traffic flow through means other than relocating from within the city.
"Flexi-time's been on the table for 30-years now," Mr. Brown said.
He noted, however, the need for negotiating with unions on the staggering of work hours.
The SDU director pointed to utilities, parking and bus and ferry stops and said: "Any increase in the use of public transportation is good for Bermuda... The SDU can work in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation to see how public transportation can play its role."
Carpooling, expanded bus and ferry services, increased parking costs, a road pricing scheme and increased traffic fines are other notable strategies. These are included in the Sustainable Development Plan as a means of discouraging the use of cars within the City of Hamilton.
All of these measures speak to quality of life, wherever on the island we live, work and play.