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Letters to the editor: Issue 483 6 Dec 2007

Scheme appraisal needs to consider a wider range of alternatives

Stephen Plowden, London NW1

Using a do-minimum comparison to appraise a proposed road investment is even more problematic than Phil Goodwin suggests ("It's time something was done about 'do nothing'" LTT 22 Nov).

It is very hard to predict what would happen in a do-minimum future. Recently, home working, lift sharing and car clubs have all started to take off. How far will those trends continue and how will they affect traffic growth? Will young people continue to be deterred from driving by the high cost of...

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