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Tolling isn’t the goose that lays the golden eggs for road-builders

Sian Berry, Campaign for Better Transport
07 December 2012
Sian Berry is sustainable transport campaigner for environmental public transport pressure group the Campaign for Better Transport.
Sian Berry is sustainable transport campaigner for environmental public transport pressure group the Campaign for Better Transport.

 

The A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon has long been a problem for transport planners. This was so much so that the highly congested section of road was due to be subject to up to 20 miles of capacity increases. However, in 2010 this was abandoned by the Department for Transport because of its unaffordable £1.3bn price tag. Rather than drop the scheme as too expensive, however, the Prime Minister and Chancellor have since 2011 been using the A14 area as a test-bed for a highly...

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