Campaign for Better Transport: Congestion happens whether the road is private or public

Campaign for Better Transport: Congestion happens whether the road is private or public
Campaign for Better Transport: Congestion happens whether the road is private or public

Chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport Stephen Joseph says the government's proposal to allow private sector money to fund British roads would not help with the problem of congestion:

"The M6 toll hasn't worked for motorists, shareholders or the community and there is no reason to think that other toll roads or lanes would do better.

"New roads just fill up with traffic no matter whether they're financed by financed by the Chinese, a pension fund or from public spending.

"These plans make no sense whether you're a motorist facing the prospect of tolls, or an environmentalist concerned about the impact of new road building on carbon or the countryside."
 


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