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Economics / Appraisal / BCR, Road building, All of UK

Blame traffic growth - not anti-road protests - for congestion

John Tomalin betrays a severe lack of any understanding of the place of road building in a developed economy (Letters LTT 1 Mar). It has been well-known since the 1970s that new roads simply end up generating traffic. The reason for the current traffic jams has nothing to do with the so-called 'anti-road protesters'; it is down to the failure of successive governments to curb soaring traffic growth. Mr Tomalin's so-called democratic process did not even allow such issues to be discussed until...

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