Car and public transport

 

Sir, – Proposals to either force or incentivise motorists to change to public transport always miss the key point.

Ever since the horse, humankind has fallen in love with the liberation and autonomy that comes with personal transport.

It goes way beyond simply wanting to get from A to B. It’s about journeys where the driver has total control over the process in a womb-like personal environment with proven psychological and therapeutic benefits.

This isn’t going to change anytime soon and planners need to understand this.

– Yours, etc,

JOHN GRIFFIN,

Kells, Co Meath.