The public will consider many alternatives to driving - if conditions are right
The national survey, sponsored by Railtrack, RAC, Confederation of Passenger Transport, BAA, Sustrans and the Pedestrians' Association, canvassed people's opinions on the current network and asked their views on improvements. The poll demonstrated that there is a widespread willingness to switch journeys from the car to other modes of transport - such as trains, buses, and walking if their convenience, safety and reliability can be improved. There is also widespread support for investing in better public transport systems and for improving the integration of different modes.
Internet Usage Set to Slow
Until technology and transport providers offer speedier access, growth of Internet usage in Western Europe and the US will slow, according to a survey conducted by MORI International and Response Analysis Corporation USA. Most additional growth is due to come from outside the Western world.
Stick or carrot: what does it take to get today's children to eat their greens?
Children would rather forfeit hobbies such as reading, playing with computer games and listening to music than eat up their vegetables, according to a MORI poll commissioned by the Cancer Research Campaign and frozen food giants Iceland. But the poll also shows that the majority of 7-12 year-olds will accept a bribe to get them to eat their greens if the stakes are high enough.