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HS2 & airports policy: even more egregious than new roads

Stephen Plowden, London NW1
23 January 2015
 

Glenn Lyons fears that the Government’s road investment strategy is based on the discredited ‘predict and provide’ philosophy (Viewpoint LTT 09 Jan). Unfortunately, he is probably right. But road investment is not the only concern. The approach to investment in other modes is even worse.

Chris Stokes, whose calculations have been checked by consultant Atkins, has shown that all the capacity required to meet the official demand forecasts for HS2 (which are themselves...

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