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Sub story to regular feature: Issue 602 3 Aug 2012

Recounting the disastrous last attempt to develop a road improvement plan for the capital

Andrew Forster

In the early 1980s there was a vocal lobby for better roads in the capital. The now defunct British Road Federation had a local campaign group, Movement for London, led by Edmund King, now president of the AA, and whose membership included the AA, RAC, CBI, Freight Transport Association and Road Haulage Association.

Politicians also wanted to see improvements – the House of Commons transport committee had described the capital’s road network as a “national scandal” in...

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