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Culture may hinder carpooling

LISA KING, [email protected]

Culture may hinder carpooling

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PRESIDENT OF THE Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA), Sharmane Roland-Bowen, is sceptical about prospects for a carpooling system for Barbados.

She said the local culture may be an impediment to its success.

She also did not offer much hope that a park-and-ride system would be successful. “It worked for Cricket World Cup 2007 because the people were all going to the same place at the same time,” she told the DAILY NATION

“People are not going to put down their vehicle and travel in buses if they do not have the same comfort as travelling in their own vehicles,” Roland-Bowen said, adding Barbadians might try it for a while, but then go back to using their own vehicles. (LK)

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