Seems the transport bod from the 'coalition' government thinks there's been a 'war' on the car. Surely everyone knows by now that no bastard can afford public transport these days so a car is often the only option.
You want to get one person and a child 3 miles into Leeds on a bus these days - about a fiver. In a car - about £2.50 if you allow for depreciation and all that lot. If you pay for parking it's a bit more - but still cheaper.
We were promised a tram at the end of our road by the end of 2007. Half the time there isn't even a bus.
What happened to lefty politics - the sort that believed in public transport for the good of all. It's fucking depressing...