Peterborough is the Pits for Public Transport

By Gary Cutlack on at

According to the Campaign for Better Transport, Peterborough is the hardest city in the UK to get around without a car, due to generally crappy public transport infrastructure fuelled by a poor history of planning.

The campaign's Car Dependency Scorecard [PDF] lists Peterborough at the bottom of the 29 cities it surveyed, with people in the likes of Colchester and Milton Keynes also heavily dependent on their cars to get around, due to the poor accessibility of their schools, town centres and open spaces.

The big cities of London, Manchester and Liverpool are unsurprisingly the least car dependent places to live, as you might expect, not least because owning cars in cities is a peculiar type of mental torture many choose to avoid.

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