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Follow Wales’ lead and stop road building schemes now

Professor John Whitelegg Foundation for Integrated Transport Fellow in Transport and Climate Change Shrewsbury SY3
13 July 2021

The decision by the Welsh Government to freeze new road building schemes and have them reviewed by an independent panel is a long overdue recognition of the incompatibility of pursuing road building at the same time as declaring a climate emergency and claiming to support transport decarbonisation (LTT 28 June).

New roads generate substantial amounts of additional carbon from several sources: (1) embodied carbon which is the carbon generated by materials (steel, concrete, asphalt) and...

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