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Chris Jackson investigates the dangers on our roads for Northern cyclists, we discover how queuing on the A1 could be damaging our health, and are some of us falling out of love with the car? Richard Westcott investigates a new report into road and rail travel and asks what it means for the people who plan our transport network.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 3 Dec 2012 19:30
BBC One North East & Cumbria only

Which way forward for car and rail travel?

Which way forward for car and rail travel?

BBC Inside Out has been given the first look at research into something surprising that has been happening on Britain's roads over the past decade or more.

 

The figures suggest that we might just be falling out of love with the motor car - that the car might have "peaked", because the average number of miles we all drive has been virtually the same since about 2002.

 

Read the full story on the BBC News website from BBC Transport Correspondent, Richard Westcott.

Have we fallen out of love with the car?

Have we fallen out of love with the car?

Is our love affair with the car in decline and is transport policy on the right track?

 

Richard Westcott talks to 19-year-old Lee Vernon who explains why he thinks young men are driving fewer miles than in the mid-1990s.

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

On the Move

On the Move

A new RAC Foundation report looks into the theory that our average mileage might have peaked because the average number of miles we drive has been virtually the same since about 2002.

 

Read the full report and look at how travel patterns have been changing in your region.

Is getting on your bike realistic?

Is getting on your bike realistic?

Chris Jackson tests whether getting on your bike is a realistic alternative to taking the car during Tyneside's rush hour.

 

Read how Chris got on during his bike ride on his correspondent blog post

 

 

Cycling on north's roads

Cycling on north's roads

Chris Jackson investigates the dangers on the roads for northern cyclists especially when riding in heavy traffic.

 

He tried cycling through Tyneside during the rush hour with mixed results.

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

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Series EditorJacqui Hodgson

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