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Cutting car dependency: the triumph of hope over reality?

Paul Withrington Director Transport-Watch Northampton NN2
16 December 2020
 

Under the heading, ‘Cut road spending and reform appraisal, say transport planners’ (LTT 30 Oct), the Transport Planning Society says policy needs to “unhook” people from car dependency. Has the TPS not noticed that the advent of the car allowed land-use to spread relatively evenly across the land, so that most trips cannot be served by bus, let alone the train, and are too long to make on foot or by bike? The truth is that the golden days of the past were jolly...

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