London’s Covid-Safe Commute Idea: Open-Air Buses

London Tourist bus

COVID 19 has made many people very weary of travelling on public transport. One of the measures to make buses and trains less likely to spread disease has been to improve ventilation.

Now a company in the UK is taking the opportunity for ventilation to the limit.

Bus company Snap is currently testing a new service that would ferry Londoners to and from work using some of the city’s 233 roof-less tourist buses. Up till now Snap has just

run a fleet of on demand buses.

The service is still in development. Snap is currently going through a crowdsourcing process, taking details of people interested in the service to calculate which routes might have highest demand.

Prices are expected to run at the same cost as an average tube journey with multiple pick-up and drop off points for passengers but far fewer stops than the average bus.

Im David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto