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  • Here's another (near-) 27bn road-building programme, this time in Florida. This time it's dollars and not pounds, the estimate is by opponents and challenged by the transportation authority, and it's meant to be spent on only three major new highways.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020­/sep/11/florida-toll-roads-to-nowhere-co­ronavirus

    The aim, as ever, seems to be to create development corridors, criticised by opponents as highly environmentally damaging in fragile ecosystems.

    Needless to say, yet more sprawl is absolutely the last thing Florida needs.

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