New roads are not answer say Charity

Published on Friday, 11 November 2011 10:02
Posted by Scott Buckler

A CBI call for a new ‘Plan A Plus’ that urges the government to build new roads as a way to ‘kick start’ economic growth has been criticised by charity Sustrans

Jason Torrance, Sustrans’ Policy Director, says: ‘The CBI’s proposed plan would fail its members, fail our economy and fail any simple maths test.

‘New road schemes have been shown to lead to greater congestion, poorer air quality and contribute to sedentary lifestyles, all at a huge cost to our economy.

‘It’s time for a plan that puts sustainable transport at its heart – and offers a better quality of life, increased efficiency in spending, more travel choices to people - and ticks the two government priority boxes of cutting carbon emissions and improving our economy.’

 

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