The DfT rejects theory of ‘peak car’ and is forecasting road traffic in England to grow by 43% by 2040

Juliana ORourke
27 August 2013
 

The DfT has rejected the theory of ‘peak car’ and is forecasting road traffic in England to grow by 43% by 2040. Reflecting on the traffic forecasts, Phil Goodwin, professor of transport policy at the University of West of England, said: “If these forecast traffic growth rates are correct, they have a very important policy consequence. Congestion will increase and traffic speeds will fall for the foreseeable future, even if all the mooted capacity increases are delivered – both on the strategic...

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