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Opinion: Issue 358 20 Mar 2009

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Is it time for a change in government transport thinking?

Robert Jack

Theresa Villiers, the shadow transport secretary, made a statement at a meeting last month that showed a shift in thinking within the Conservative Party, and perhaps society at large.

“I am not modally neutral”, she told the meeting, which was organised by the Campaign for Better Transport. The government professes that it is not biased in favour or against any transport mode. It’s an absurd policy that looks out-dated. With the need to reduce carbon, cut congestion and tackle...

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