Comparison between London and Nottingham Transport

COMPARISON BETWEEN LONDON AND NOTTINGHAM TRANSPORT 3

Comparisonbetween London and Nottingham Transport

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Comparisonbetween London and Nottingham Transport

Anefficienttransportsystemhas manyadvantagesthat significantly affectthesocial-economic of Britain citiesandthegeneralcountry.Abettertransportsystemencouragesinvestors andpeopleto createandseekjobsas there is an efficientmovementof goodsandpeople.Besides, thecitydogrowas transportsystemsis a commercialactivitythat generaterevenuethrough taxationon operationcost.Eachcityhasinvested differentlytoward its transportsystemandcreatesvariationin rankingthem. Thisessaycomparestransportsystemin London andNottingham citiesin termsof funding, safetyandqualityin generalandtheir implications.

Peoplein bothLondon andNottingham City rely on transportservicesin their day-to-day activitiesthat needone to moveto andfro andas thecitiesbecomemorepopulated, there is needfora goodtransportsystemto helpsavetime,moneyandhelptheeconomygrow.Thelocalgovernmentin bothcitieshaveinvested much inroads,trains,trams andotherinfrastructureaimedat supportingthegeneralcommunityandeconomy.Thecitieshavemadesurethere is a long-term certaintyover thefunding of transportsystemto makeallof their projectssuccessful.Londontransportsystemis managedby TransportforLondon (TfL) which overseetheprimarysourcesof thefundsandon anotherhand,the localauthoritiesmanageNottingham transport(Transportfor London, 2015 Council, 2015).TheNottingham to achievethegoalof long-term certaintyon funding on transportinfrastructure,thelocalauthoritycounciluseslong-termprojectswhich lastmorethan three yearsusingtheLocal Transport Plan whileTfL onlymakesbudgeton one yearterm.Operationrevenueof fares,congestionchargeincome,andtaxesfrom private,publictransportsystem,are theprimarysourceof revenueforbothTransport forLondon andlocalauthoritiesof Nottingham City. But,TfL alsogetgrantsfrom theDepartment forTransport (DfT) andthegreaterLondon authority(GLA), Crossrail funding which comprisesof fundscombinedfrom sourcesincludinggrantfrom DfT, GLA andcontributionsfrom theCrossrail Business Rate Supplement (Acton,2013 Hoscik, 2013).Theincomeof bothNottingham localauthorityandTfL isalsocontributedby moneygeneratedfrom advertising,rentalandsaleof propertylike thebuses(Thebigwheel.org.uk,2015 Hoscik, 2013).

BothTfL andNottingham localauthoritiesaimat providingthebesttransportsystemfortheir citiesbut there are drawbacksthat theydoexperiencethat underminetheir quality.Nottingham doesnot haveundergroundtransportlike London butbothcitieshavetram transport(Transportfor London, 2015 Council, 2015).Nottingham havemaintainedthesafetyof their passengersthrough implementingtrafficsafetyeducationandtrainingforallpeopleespeciallythosewhousecycling as theprimarytransportsystem.Bothcitiesto enhancesecurityfrom thieves,theyhaveintroducedOyster andvariousothertravelcardsthat are fasterandcheaper.Thesmartcardsare efficientin thattheycan beusedacross all thepublictransportservices.WhileLondon hasinvested muchon CCTVs in their undergroundtransportas extrameasures,Nottingham haveinstalledmanyof them in their tram stationsandinside mostof their trams.TheCCTVs alsohelpcontrolthetrafficflowaround thecities.Also,theyensurethere is livefeedback to monitoranyaccidentsorbreakdownsto ensurethere is a quickresponse.Comparingbothcities,London is muchsaferagainst criminalsby providingpolicepersonnelto monitortheundergoing system.ThePolice alsoenforcecabmanagementby minimizingunreserved minicabs that poseas dangersto thepeople.Nottingham on otherhanddoesnot havetransportpoliceoverseeingthetramsthat are riskyto thepublic.

Londonexperiencehighernumberofaccidentsexperiencedin transportservicescomparedto Nottingham, with 23 percent of Londoners havebeenhospitalized accordingto Sarah Spickernell. Busyroadsexposethepassengersandmotoristto manyrisksthat alsoaffectthosetravellingby foot.Nottingham has experiencedan increasein thetotalnumberof accidentsin Nottingham forthepastone yearcomparedto London that haveintroducedbettermeasuresto counter thisby reducingthecongestion,sothemotoristgofaster(Doward,2015).Accidentshavereducedby 40% comparedto an increaseof 17% in Nottingham citybut,thedeathrateshavereducedin bothcitiesby an estimateof 6% (Council,2015 Doward, 2015).Besides,Nottingham citycouncilintroduced20mph speedlimitsacross thecityin areaswith moretourist,pedestrian,andnearschoolsto reducenumberof accidentscausedby thebusesas thisencouragespeopleto cycle andtravelby footandalsoimprovetheairpollutionfora safercity.TfL aimsat reducingthenumberof personskilledorseriouslyinjuredby fifty percent by 2020 by providingfundsforallroadsafetyschemesthat createawarenessandeducatethepublicon roadsafety(Doward,2015).Thismeasureis alreadyworkingin Nottingham andhas contributedto thelownumberof accidentsreportedper year(Council,2015).ThebigchallengeNottingham is experiencingis increasednumberof motoristthat haveseenan increasein numberof accidentsas theyhavenot developedstrategiesto counter therapidgrowthlike in London, wheremostof them are inexperienced.

BothNottingham andLondon transportsystemauthoritieshaveinvestedinmanyprojectsto ensurequalityservicesto thepeopleon time.Mostof thetransportsystemsprovidespecialplacesfortheoldanddisabledto maintaintheir safetyandsatisfaction.London trams havepriorityseatsreservedforelderly,disabledandthosetravellingwith smallchildrenin eachsectionof carriageswith eachstopbeingannouncedat nextstop.Nottingham havedoneextrain ensuringtheydeliverqualityserviceson timethrough theprovisionof experiencedbusandtram operatorstaffwhoare readilyavailablein alltransportterminals(Council,2015).One can able to reporttheir problemandfeedback on howto improvetheservicesquickly.Londonthrough theMayor’s Transport Strategy, has setstrategiesdesignedto improvethequalityof transportsystemthrough increasingnumberof trains,stationsandbusesandreplacingtheavailablevehicleswhich are highemissionof smokewith tramsto improveairquality.

Inconclusion,transportsystemshould offersafeandhigh-quality servicesto thepublicat an affordable rate.Thishavebeenexperiencedin bothLondon andNottingham cities,which haveinvestedmuchin improvingthetransportnetworks.Nottinghamhaveincreasedthenumberof peopleusingthepublictransportcomparedto London as itis fastandsafe,creatingsatisfactionto their customerswith a scoreof 90% in 2015 comparedto 76 % in London (Focus,2015).Thus,Nottingham City has moreeffectiveandefficienttransportcomparedto London in termsof satisfactionof thegeneralpublic(Thebigwheel.org.uk,2015).

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