The Ranty Highwayman)
SATURDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2016
THERE’S A SUBJECT WHICH I DON’T THINK GETS DISCUSSED ENOUGH AND THAT IS TRANSPORT RESILIENCE, SO THIS WEEK, HERE ARE A FEW THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT (AT LEAST HOW I SEE IT).
Resilience is an interesting concept which essentially means the ability to which something (or someone) can recover from a difficulty or set of difficulties; that is to say, how we can get back to business as usual, or how we can adapt when business as usual is not an option.
The concept is common in emergency planning circles (the modern equivalent of civil defence) and flooding is a good example of the process. As we have seen countless times, communities are being flooded, but the media often concentrates on the initial emergency response rather than the aftermath where it takes months or years to recover. Those who are resilient are able to get back to normality a lot more quickly and this is often because their infrastructure has been developed to facilitate such.